Under the title, “SEEKING LEAD ATTORNEY FOR DIFFICULT CLIENT,” the listing, firs spotted by reporter Igor Bobic, puts the place of business at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. which is, of course, the White House’s address. And it only gets more fun from there.
There’s plenty here to laugh at, including this part of the job description:
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.
Or how about the reference to the White House’s insane turnover?
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As for compensation, you needn’t worry because this difficult client “who is very forceful and opinionated about his defense” has plenty of money: “Client is a hugely wealthy man. Hugely successful. Everyone says it.”
But perhaps the best jokes are a bit more hidden.
You bet I emailed the address in the listing, and in a brief email exchange with the listing’s anonymous creator, he/she said they received one resume from someone who apparently took the listing as genuine (“a non-native English speaker I’d suspect”).
But the person also confirmed it was all done for the lulz: “I just thought it would be funny to see an ad for Trump’s attorney the same place you’d go looking for a used futon or (until recently) a stranger for BDSM role-playing.”
Godspeed, job hunters. May the wind be at your backs, may your interview go smoothly, and may the odds of being an accessory be ever in your favor.
UPDATE: March 27, 2018, 2:07 p.m. EDT Updated to include comment from the listing’s creator.