After lead attorney John Dowd resigned from his position, Donald Trump has been struggling to find lawyers to join his legal team.
Ted Olson, who served as solicitor general under President George W. Bush, reportedly rejected an offer to join the team, and up to six other lawyers have also reportedly turned down Trump over the past week.
In an effort to help the so-called president out, a clever Craigslist user posted a help-wanted ad titled:
“SEEKING LEAD ATTORNEY FOR DIFFICULT CLIENT.”
And the description portion of the ad is absolutely priceless.
The ad reads:
“Seeking a lead attorney to represent client involved in an ongoing Federal investigation. Must be familiar with laws and procedures around discovery, executive privilege, international financing of licensed real estate, election law and the Logan Act. Working knowledge of social media, especially Twitter is a plus, as is a better than average knowledge of the adult film industry and a collection of Playboy magazines from 1985-2010. Must look the part – Gregory Peck or Tommy Lee Jones type. Prior appearances on Fox News a huge plus.
Must be prepared to work with a client who is very forceful and opinionated about his defense and is his own best counsel.
Basically your job boils down to keeping him from testifying under oath and hoping the rest comes out in the wash.
Ask about our other openings on our staff and submit your resume to be considered for potential openings in the near future. Perhaps the very near future. Like, hit refresh on your browser now. Now again.”
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) March 27, 2018
Twitter had a field day with this post, and many voiced their opinions as to why Trump was having such a hard time finding a lawyer and offered a few suggestions as to who he could hire, as well as some words of encouragement:
Somebody tell Trump Barry Zuckerkorn and Bob Loblaw are available.
— This Week in America (@ThisWeekAmerica) March 27, 2018
Women need not apply. ( unless young and vulnerable)
— Bernadette (@BernadetteNoBot) March 27, 2018
Brilliant!😂 But they forgot to add: “Pay commensurate with accepting a position that you can never put on a resume because if anyone ever connects you with this case, you will never, again, work in this town or probably any other.”
— IconicOddball (@CafeNoWay) March 27, 2018
— Ann Laabs (@AnnLaabs) March 27, 2018
“Trump’s lawyer” is a job with a higher casualty rate than “Spinal Tap’s drummer”
— Jeff Tiedrich (@jefftiedrich) March 27, 2018
Evidently trump is doubling down on his strategy to hire lawyers he’s seen on TV, and just asked his staff to set up interviews with Matlock, Perry Mason, & Jackie Chiles. No word yet on who has to tell him they are fictional characters, and explain to him what fictional means. pic.twitter.com/pP8JIGx6ah
— TrumpSwamp (@SwampyTrump) March 27, 2018
Whoever wrote this as definitely won the internet today. Bravo!
Featured image via Getty/Chip Somodevilla