“Trump Derangement Syndrome” started out as a joke on the Internet, but it is quickly becoming a real condition. Look no further than the brouhaha over a touching moment on the White House lawn.
On Friday, an 11-year-old boy named Frank got his wish when President Donald Trump agreed to let him mow the White House’s lawn. Frank didn’t even charge the president. However, despite all the good feeling, some anti-Trump commentators are accusing him of violating child labor laws, according to NBC Washington.
The pictures and videos of President Trump and Frank having a good time together have gone viral.
Of course, viral videos have never stopped the perennially upset from finding something new to be glum about.
Twitter user Gary Legum, a writer with the liberal rag The Response, tweeted: “IMPEACH HIM! – Trump Violates Child Labor Law for Photo Op.”
Other Twitter users chimed in, too.
@caseynotkc4, whose Twitter background picture is taken from a propaganda poster made by the very far-Left Spanish Republic of the 1930s, wrote: “Lol still employing child labor even in the White House. Guess it’s not limited to the 6 year olds that make his and Ivanka’s clothes.”
The conclusion that all of these Twitter users seem to draw is that Trump’s harmless photo-op could act as a signal to American employers interested in employing illegal child labor.
Not only is this conclusion ridiculous, but it begs the questions — where is the outrage from these people over business practices in China, Vietnam, or India, or young and young adult workers working around the clock for $1 or less?
Also, when was the last time any of these people used their social media presence to critique nations like Pakistan or Saudi Arabia, where slave labor is common? Even encouraged by the state?
What a lot of these critics are missing is the fact that Frank requested the job, and further requested that his labor go unpaid. He volunteered his labor to our president out of respect and admiration and patriotism.
In a letter addressed to President Trump, Frank wrote, “It would be my honor to mow the White House lawn some weekend for you. Even though I’m only ten, I would like to show the nation what young people like me are ready for. I admire your business background and have started my business. I have been mowing my neighbors’ lawns for some time. Please see the attached flier. Here’s a list of what I have and you are free to pick whatever you want: power mower, push mower, and weed whacker. I can bring extra fuel for the power mower and charged batteries for the weed whacker. I will do this at no charge.”
In the minds of perpetually aggrieved liberals, Frank’s wishes are secondary to the opportunity to bash President Trump.
These people really do not care about Frank’s health or happiness; they care about making the American president look bad. Hopefully, Frank keeps his entrepreneurial spirit alive. We need more Americans like him, and less like his online critics.