Mr. @jaredkushner, senior advisor to @POTUS, speaks with @CJTFOIR commander LTG Townsend during trip to Iraq w/Gen. Dunford @thejointstaff pic.twitter.com/QNXDgy3pxu— The Joint Staff (@thejointstaff) April 3, 2017
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Nepotism Has Never Been Good For Anyone
In light of Jared Kushner’s unexpected arrival in Iraq on Monday, conservative commentator Glenn Beck expressed concerns about President Trump’s son-in-law-turned-senior-adviser’s large role in the White House.
“This is professional nepotism,” Beck told Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga in a Monday interview.
Kushner’s White House portfolio has repeatedly expanded and now includes China policy, tax reform, brokering peace in the Middle East and running a new White House innovation office.
Beck recalled his reaction when former President Bill Clinton put then-first lady Hillary Clinton in charge of his administration’s task force on universal health care shortly after his inauguration in 1993.
“I remember thinking, ‘I don’t know anything about the first lady. … This seems like nepotism,’” he said. “That wasn’t what we voted for.”
But now, Beck said, “that looks like kindergarten” compared with the family affair taking place inside the Trump administration.
It’s not just Kushner who’s raising red flags, but also Trump’s daughter Ivanka, who recently confirmed that she too would be taking a formal role, as an unpaid White House employee