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Craiglist ad mocking Trump over legal team struggles goes viral

A Craiglist ad mocking President Trump over reports he's having difficulty finding lawyers to represent him has gained traction on Twitter.

The ad, "Seeking lead attorney for difficult client," was posted Tuesday by an anonymous user, who lists their contact information under the name "General John," referring to chief of staff John Kelly.

"Seeking a lead attorney to represent client involved in an ongoing Federal investigation," the ad reads. "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."

In recent days, multiple prominent lawyers have turned down offers to join Trump's legal team countering the special counsel investigation.

In addition, lead personal attorney John Dowd announced his resignation next week, and Joseph diGenova, who had been considered the most likely option to replace Dowd, backed out of a previously announced hire.

Trump claimed in a Sunday tweet that "many lawyers and top law firms" want to represent him.

"Many lawyers and top law firms want to represent me in the Russia case...don't believe the Fake News narrative that it is hard to find a lawyer who wants to take this on," he wrote. "Fame & fortune will NEVER be turned down by a lawyer, though some are conflicted."

The Craigslist ad includes specific wishes for applicants' physical appearance.

"Must look the part - Gregory Peck or Tommy Lee Jones type," the ad reads. "Prior appearances on Fox News a huge plus. No fatties."

"Must be prepared to work with a client who is very forceful and opinionated about his defense and is his own best counsel," it continues. "Basically your job boils down to keeping him from testifying under oath and hoping the rest comes out in the wash."

The ad does not specify exact compensation, instead saying: "Client is a hugely wealthy man. Hugely successful. Everyone says it."

The posting also mocks Trump for the high number of staff turnover in his administration.

"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," it reads.

The posting quickly went viral among Twitter users, with one calling it an "A+ troll."

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