On last night's Late Show, Stephen Colbert noted the blatant nepotism being flaunted by the Trump White House, giving Ivanka top security clearance and a West Wing Office. What's even more egregious is the virtually limitless power and responsibility Trump has now bestowed upon his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
Kushner's job will be to lead a team to fix government with 'business' ideas. You know he has great business ideas like: Being born into a wealthy real estate family, or 'marrying' into a wealthy real estate family. Why hasn't the government tried that?
Republicans believe government should be run like a business, profiting only those who control the purse strings. The unelected, yet suddenly omnipotent, Kushner seems proud of himself for conjuring up this original thought, one we know always fails. Duh! It's been the GOP model for decades and has yet to work. Kushner's 'government-run-as-a-business' theory does have one claim to success: to establish a Kleptocracy.
Colbert described Kushner's thought process.
The government should be run like a great American company, and if they can't do that, like a TRUMP company...you can go bankrupt. Kushner went on to explain, 'Our hope is that we can achieve successes and efficiencies for our customers, who are the citizens.'
Hold it a second. We're not customers, we're CITIZENS, which means we own the store! . You work for us Buddy!
Stephen couldn't resist the opportunity to rehash the AHCA (Trump'care') failure, the one that was scheduled during Jarvanka Kushner's Aspen ski vacation.
Jared Kushner jetted off with his family and the president’s three eldest children for a week of hitting the ski slopes in Aspen, leaving Trump without his most trusted confidantes during a pivotal time of negotiations.
And I gotta say, while we're on the subject, break time is over! We've got a clean up on aisle 5 because somebody took a dump on healthcare.
Even though Trump was 'fuming' that his closest, unelected advisors were absent last week, that didn't stop him from using Kushner to create a diversion from the Russia scandal that seems to be exacerbating with the passage of time. Trump has decided to give the winter-sports enthusiast an incredible array of monumentally complex responsibilities.
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Luckily, the only other jobs Trump has given Kushner are: managing the dispute with Mexico over Trump's Border Wall and, brokering Mideast peace. Okay, that's a little much for one family member. Maybe they should give peace in the Middle East to Tiffany....
Of Course, Jared will still have time for his 'hobbies' like testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the Trump Campaign's ties to Russia. Well-- not if he overhauls the government first. 'Business idea #1: No Senate!'
What's Jared's new title? He's the Head of the White House Office Of American Innovation, which also will be tasked with the minuscule responsibilities of overhauling the VA, tackling the opioid addiction crisis and improving workforce development. Any problem fitting in a few vacations while fixing the VA and solving medical crises with essentially a non-existent healthcare budget?
Colbert was surprised that the Russian treachery took such a distant back seat in light of all the constant distraction Trump's Administration manufactures.
You know it was a busy news week when I'm only getting to the treason at 11:58 PM.