Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Jr. mocked a new CIA recruitment ad in which a staffer identified as a millennial with anxiety

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Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump Jr have derided the CIA for releasing a recruitment ad starring a female staffer who celebrated being a “cisgender millennial” with anxiety.

The video, released on YouTube by the CIA as part of its “Humans of CIA” series on March 25, sees a Latina woman talk candidly about identity and success.

“I am a woman of color. I am a mom. I am a cisgender millennial who has been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder,” the woman says.

“I am intersectional, but my existence is not a box-checking exercise … I did not sneak into CIA. I earned my way in and I earned my way up the ranks.”

The advert is part of a video series released by the CIA to attract a more diverse pool of applicants for jobs. The agency has also launched a website specifically for diverse candidates.

The clip went viral on social media earlier this week, prompting conservatives to mock the ad.

“If you’re a Chinese communist, or an Iranian Mullah, or Kim Jong Un … would this scare you? We’ve come a long way from Jason Bourne,” Cruz tweeted late Monday, referencing the protagonist of “The Bourne Identity” spy movie series.

Trump Jr. also tweeted: “China and Russia love this,” adding in a second tweet that the two countries were “laughing their asses off watching CIA go full woke. ‘Cisgender.’ ‘Intersectional.'”

“If you think about it, wokeness is the kind of twisted PSYOP a spy agency would invent to destroy a country from the inside out,” he said, referring to psychological operations, which aim to influence people’s emotions and reasoning.

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Larry Pfeiffer, the CIA’s former chief of staff, tweeted in response: “I would suggest that if you don’t like it, you are probably not whom the ad is targeting …read more

Source:: Businessinsider

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