Is Trump Angling For Jared Kushner To Be Shadow President?
November 15, 2016

I'm not sure what I expected from a Trump administration, but at least I expected Donald Trump to be the actual President. Now, I'm not so sure.

Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who has not strayed far from Trump's side during the campaign, and is always the last person to see him before any decision, may take on a significant role in the White House. A very significant role.

Trump made an unprecedented request for his children to receive Top Secret clearance. Odd, considering that just visiting Daddy doesn't require the highest security rating in the country.

Now, Trump has also asked that Kushner attend the Presidential Daily Brief after he receives his Top Secret security clearance. This request is beyond unprecedented. Frankly, it's disturbing.

We already suspect that Trump never expected to get elected. Now we have to wonder if he's just not capable of leading, and must bring in a ringer: Kushner. After all, Kushner already seems to have an inordinate influence in the Trump transition team.

Rather than elect a President Donald Trump, did we really elect a President Jared Kushner? Or is Kushner there primarily as a conduit of information for the Trump business empire?

Oh, and let's not forget that Kushner is also a newspaper publisher.

At some point in time, does anyone have the authority to tell the President-elect that his request is totally cracked?

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