2018-04-18 18:15:36 UTC
Devilish 1920s society cad and J. Crew spokesmodel Jared Kushner was supposed to
be a star of the Trump administration. He was gonna fix the Middle East, using
only his impish good looks and the unearned confidence of a man born to
incredible wealth. Then he was going to do prison reform, which ABC described as
a personal passion of his. Sure!
But since the Russia Thing got a bit real, Jared has had to keep a lower
profile. According to Politico, him and Ivanka Trump prefer to lay low during
hectic moments because they dont want to be associated with stories about chaos
in the White House. Or, in another more likely explanation for their reduced
visibility: they have a tense relationship with chief of staff John Kelly, who
has whittled down the expansiveness of their White House portfolios and revoked
Kushners high-level security clearance.
So whats Jared doing with his time now that his wings have been clipped?
According to an invite posted on Twitter by the Huffington Posts Matt Fuller,
oh man, its real sad:
Yep, Jared headlined a meeting of the congressional Problem Solvers Caucus,
which grew out of the centrist organization No Labels, a deeply embarrassing
group that attempts to reframe laws that help corporations as sensible moderate
policies. It was in the news recently for helping conservative Democrat Dan
Lipinski survive a primary challenge because his opponent supported Bernie
Sanders, WHO IS NOT EVEN A DEMOCRAT, as its founder and CEO noted in an email
obtained by the Intercept. (Very much in keeping with the idea of labels being
Anyway, it is very funny, to me, that Jared Kushner has gone from doing photo
ops in a fitted bulletproof vest in Iraq to attending a meeting with one of the
most laughed-at and largely useless groups in Washington with Grover Norquist
and Van Jones. Hehe.