It is always so refreshing to watch karma swing around and take people out, and this is a takedown the majority of Americans have been waiting for, for quite some time. Resident irrelevant, complicit presidential “advisor” Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner are allegedly losing their squeaky clean image in the eyes of those outside and on the inside of Trump’s White House.
Vanity Fair published an article recently detailing the barrage of insults that come from the mouths of West wingers and other advisors on the subject of Ivanka Trump. According to them, the issues West wingers have with her range from competency, to a lack of experience, to her privilege and “irrelevan[ce].” It appears that the onslaught of the hostility came about when Ivanka Trump controversially took her father’s seat at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. While it is not abnormal for a delegate to take the seat of a head of state, Ivanka Trump’s mere presence at the summit is confusing. The distinction here that spurred the controversy is that Ivanka Trump is not an experienced delegate, she has absolutely nothing to bring to that table and got the privilege of sitting in the president’s place solely because she’s his daughter.
The best and most pervasive insult that West wingers whisper behind her back is nothing short of awesome. They call her, according to Vanity Fair, “princess royal.” The aptness of that name cannot be denied. The only reason anyone is even talking about Ivanka Trump is because she has been permitted immeasurable opportunity through her father’s election — as though she’s a genuine princess. Perhaps President Donald Trump does think himself something of a King, it certainly wouldn’t be out of character for the narcissistic megalomaniac.
One political veteran summed it up nicely when they said:
‘What is off-putting about them is they do not grasp their essential irrelevance. They think they are special.’
Case and point, look at all of the issues Kushner has decided to spearhead. Jared Kushner, likewise, has no special qualities, experience or skills but despite that, he is in charge of an absolutely obscenely broad array of topics. In case one hasn’t seen the countless comedy skits listing them all — Kushner oversees infrastructure projects, improving veterans’ services, improving government IT, solving the opioid epidemic, brokering peace between Israel and Palestine and serving as a general senior adviser to Donald Trump.
It is equally hilarious and shockingly pitiful that this nation and its government has been watered down with such nepotism, but at the very least it seems they may be on their way out of Washington. Sources reported to Vanity Fair that they’re working on an exit strategy as a result of the tension, inability to really sway the president and tarnished reputations.
What does this mean for the Trump presidency? Well, in the words of another West Wing staffer:
‘There’s nothing more obstructive and distracting and unhelpful than to have a bunch of stupid apolitical family members calling all the shots.’
If nothing else, it will be the elimination of yet one more roadblock obscuring American’s view of the president.
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