“We’re almost six months into the Trump administration and we have yet to hear boy wonder talk.”
Bill Maher, the legendary comedian and political commentator, was all over Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner on his show Real Time with Bill Maher.
The first issue that Maher went after were the unclear responsibilities that Kushner fills within Trump’s administration.
“He just has to tell us one thing: How does a 36-year-old whose never worked in a job his daddy didn’t buy become the second most powerful man in America, right behind Putin?”
Maher had to take us back to Kushner’s college days to explain why Trump’s special assistant can operate in total silence.
“He’s never had to ask for anything. He didn’t have the grades … to get into Harvard, but then his father gave Harvad $2.5 million and they suddenly realized that Jared was Ivy League material after all.”
According to Forbes, the Kushner family is worth at least $1.8 billion. But in order to find out Kushner’s role in gaining the billionaire status for his family, all we have to do is look at his first large business venture.
“The first thing he did with his inherited wealth was buying a newspaper in 2005 – just as print media was taking off,” said Maher.
“The greatest con the Republicans pulled off is convincing poor Americans that it was “single moms on food stamps” who were the problem and not “undeserving schmucks like Jared” who drank up all the wealth.”
Kushner’s duty as a 36-year-old real estate developer with no previous government experience is to help Trump restart the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians.
Maher asked from Kushner to explain the silence from Republicans on what he called “Rich Guy Affirmative Action.”
“People who come from money love to call the people who don’t ‘entitled’” he said.
According to news reports published while Trump was away on his trip, Kushner was in contact with Moscow in December about opening a secret back channel of communications.
“Jared was the one who told Trump firing [former FBI director James] Comey was a good idea,” Maher said.
You can see the entire Maher’s episode on Jared Kushner in the video below:
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