Jared Kushner has failed upward his entire life. Now he's applied that to a viral pandemic - 2020-04-30
There's a lot of sport made on social media over the fact that Donald Trump Jr., in his desperation to be more like his sociopathic father, is dating his stepmother's doppelganger, in both age and looks. But spare some palace-intrigue armchair psychoanalysis for the fact that Trump's daughter Ivanka grew up to marry a man who is startlingly like her daddy.
Jared Kushner's softer voice and ability to dress himself fooled many political observers into thinking he would be a moderating presence on his father-in-law in the early days. But by now even the most appearance-bamboozled pundits must accept that in all ways that matter, Jared is virtually identical to Papa Trump: He's as arrogant as he is incompetent, he's assured of his own expertise on matters he has barely paid attention to, he's shameless in his lying, and he's fully confident he can bulldoze his way past his myriad failures simply by declaring himself successful.
"This is a great success story, and I think that's really what needs to be told," Kushner said on Fox News Wednesday, struggling to hold back a smile. And yes, he really was talking about the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Seriously.