Top Conservative Lawyer Ted Olson Rejects Trump’s Job Offer, Bashes Trans Ban

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Like a desperate single person inventing suitors to appear more desirable and socially competent, Trump is now telling his followers that every lawyer in the country wants to work with him.

“Many lawyers and top law firms want to represent me in the Russia case,” he tweeted on Sunday. “Don’t believe the Fake News narrative that it is hard to find a lawyer who wants to take this on.”

However, it couldn’t be more clear that the lawyers Trump has courted are staying as far away as possible. After Trump asked former Solicitor General Ted Olson to join his team in preparation for a possible upcoming interview with Robert Mueller, Olson’s colleague announced on Twitter last week that Olson would not ever — not ever in a million years — consider representing Trump. Hmm, what a BIG SURPRISE that a top lawyer wouldn’t want to work with Trump, who is famous for bragging about illegal activity and for not following good advice.

Olson, who is a conservative same-sex marriage supporter (oh word?) who helped put President George W. Bush in the White House (OK, now we’re def confused), recently elaborated upon his decision with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell:

“I think everybody would agree: This is turmoil, it’s chaos, it’s confusion, it’s not good for anything,” he said, in reference to the 5,000 people who have left or been fired from the White House in the past year. “We always believe that there should be an orderly process, and of course, government is not clean or orderly ever. But this seems to be beyond normal.”

OH and he shit-talked Trump’s new and “improved” trans military ban, saying he feels “very, very strongly that transgender persons in the United States are citizens … and should be treated with dignity.”

Who is this man? Is he for real a conservative, or is he an alien who just recently inhabited a human shell and hasn’t learned yet that conservatives in 2018 are supposed to be assholes? Either way, we’re just happy for any news story that gives us a daily dose of schadenfreude.

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