There is no one who takes him seriously any more — he is the laughing stock of the entire world and a butt of every joke.
That’s from Notes From Disgraceland, one of our favorite blogs and it is of course a comment on the extent to which Donald Trump has become an international standing joke.
The thing about becoming a standing joke is that it reduces your personal margin of error to zero. Once you’re a standing joke, everything you say and everything you do will be scrutinized and parsed relentlessly by the masses who are engaged in a tireless quest to find something new to lampoon.
Well, in the latest incarnation of the Frederick Douglass boondoggle/ Andrew Jackson debacle, Trump’s campaign posted a captioned video to their Facebook page Friday that features the President bragging (again) about how he’s going to “put the [coal] miners back to work.” See if you can spot the problem:
— ALT- Immigration 🛂 (@ALT_uscis) June 23, 2017
That’s right America, “making child labor great again” one glorious day at a time.
Now cue Twitter…
Wow. Minors, maybe working in those clean beautiful coal mines. Makes me nostalgic for that great asbestos insulation and lead paint.
— Tersa 🌊 Terse (@TerryTerse) June 23, 2017
Yes, Dear Leader. Put those lazy children back to work pic.twitter.com/0t9I986CIJ
— Eduardo (@edjames01) June 23, 2017
Good. My kids need something to do this summer.
— Glen Buhlmann🇨🇦🇨🇭🇮🇪🇺🇸 (@GlenBikes) June 23, 2017