These days, anyone with a relationship to Donald Trump — personal or professional, good or bad — is probably treating social media like a minefield.
Not only are those near him subject to criticisms, but also jokes or even pleas to let reason prevail during this tumultuous time.
Donald Trump Jr. got all three when he decided recently to follow comedic actor Seth Rogen on Twitter.
Rogen was quick to notice his prominent new follower, and the Canadian-born U.S. resident wasn’t about to let this direct line to the president slip through his fingers.
So he reached out in a tweet that’s so in keeping with his on-screen persona that you might as well read it in his voice:
Yo! @DonaldJTrumpJr! I noticed you follow me on Twitter. Please ask your dad to resign before he destroys the planet. Thanks dude.— Seth Rogen (@Seth Rogen)1487261033.0
"Hey bro, quick Q..."
Subsequently, Rogen — realizing that perhaps a message of this gravity couldn’t be encapsulated in 140 characters — reached out to Trump Jr. with a direct message, both clarifying and reiterating his request:
Let's see if this works! https://t.co/q5b3d8U4Nx— Seth Rogen (@Seth Rogen)1487261370.0
"Do me a solid, Broseph..."
Despite not receiving a response from the president’s son (or not sharing one if he did), Rogen then took things a step further, offering unsolicited advice on matters of policy and personnel in the Trump administration:
If @jasoninthehouse won't investigate Flynn's ties to Russia, maybe I can get his boss' son to help me do it. https://t.co/bmOfDDepC3— Seth Rogen (@Seth Rogen)1487267140.0
Let’s all hold out hope for a response, then a dialogue, then the announcement of Seth Rogen as a special advisor to the president.