Jared Kushner is no longer the emperor’s favorite in the Trump royal court

It feels like every media outlet is running stories about the chaos within the White House, and I will literally sit here and read every single one of those articles and I will believe them. You know why? Because it’s obvious that the dysfunction within the White House has reached a level where everyone is turning on each other and everyone is at the trying-to-save-their-own-ass level. It’s not a matter of just being the victim of bad press – at this point, senior staffers are worried about being indicted. Reportedly, Donald Trump has been in a foul mood for a week. He fired James Comey last Tuesday and he was reportedly “surprised” that firing the FBI Director as a way to get the FBI to stop investigating “the Russia thing” was so controversial. But what has emerged from all of the post-Comey scandal is really, really funny: apparently, Jared Kushner was one of the people whispering in the emperor’s ear that Comey needed to go.

According to the NYT, Trump is PISSED at his son-in-law and has been for days:

As the ship of state founders under new revelations that President Trump turned over classified information to Russia, all those on deck are getting wet – including son-in-law Jared Kushner, whom Trump is said to be angry with. According to The New York Times, Trump described Kushner as “incompetent” during an angry rant that a West wing insider related to the newspaper. While others in the administration – like chief strategist Steve Bannon and press secretary Sean Spicer have faced speculation about their continued service – Kushner has been seen as safe from firing due to his family connection to Trump.

[From Forward]

We know it will be the end when Trump starts yelling at Precious Ivanka, won’t we? In any case, I don’t think Jared is going anywhere. According to Politico, Jared was in the group of senior staffers who had to give Trump the bad news about the special prosecutor/counsel Robert Mueller. The Department of Justice only informed the White House about Mueller’s appointment minutes before their (DOJ’s) announcement. According to the NYT, Kushner was the one adviser in the Oval last night to “urge the president to counterattack” against the DOJ and Mueller. Everyone else in the room told Trump to just accept Mueller’s appointment and issue a simple statement, which is what Trump did. It seems like Kushner is no longer the emperor’s favorite in the royal court. That being said, Jared and Precious Ivanka are reportedly going to join Trump in Israel for his first overseas trip (taxpayer-funded, of course).

Also: nearly every story about the inner workings of the White House these days makes some kind of Lord of the Flies reference. It’s amazing. Keep up the good work, reporters!

Photos courtesy of Getty.

 

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  1. Rapunzel says:

    Poor Jared. I’m playing the world’s smallest violin for him.

  2. Jenns says:

    Kushner’s push to fire Comey makes me think there’s something on him. I wonder what his involvement was with Russia during the campaign. Because I’m thinking his hands are dirty.

    Also, this tweet pretty much sums up all the news bombs that have been dropping this week.

    2015: Netflix and chill
    2017: WaPo and freak out

    https://twitter.com/caitlin__kelly/status/865047542446395392

  3. IlsaLund says:

    Trump may demand loyalty from others, but he is loyal only to Trump. Orangino will throw any and everyone under the bus if it’s necessary. And what idiot in their right mind would “urge a counterattack” against the DOJ & Mueller? Amateurs. They must really think they’re Mafia Dons. Oh, and I don’t believe for one moment Trump wrote the statement released last night….it was too calm and coherent.

  4. Nicole says:

    I kinda wish he HAD gone on a rant about the appointment. It would’ve made them look even worse.
    Also no one cares about poor Jared. Let’s just take him down with ethics violations for peddling visas in china with his company.

    • Mike says:

      It may be petty but I want to see the entire Trump family, minus the other daughter, to go down with Trump and I want all his associates to bear the stench of his disgrace. I want the Trump name and properties to be greatly devalued because of the name they carry and the disgrace this man has brought to the country and the White House. He is guilty of almost every accusation that he hurled at President Obama and Secretary Clinton. I am beyond sick of him

    • Zan says:

      Don’t worry. He has now. His early morning rage tweets once again undermine whatever his team said the day before. Trump’s tweety pity party for this morning has him announcing that this is all a witch hunt, and not any old witch hunt –cuz that wouldn’t be grandiose enough for Trump. Instead he calls it “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!” Of course!
      What an irrational, irresponsible, immature man.
      And I don’t feel sorry for anyone who enables Trump whether they are family, friend, or kinda uncomfortable political ally. They knew what they were signing on for…

      • Nicole says:

        Says the man that created the birther movement *rolls eyes*
        I saw an article yesterday talking about the chaos and it ended with the sentiment that hopefully the staff staved off (whatever yesterday’s f*ck up was) but hopefully the cheeto doesn’t tweet. That’s the level of competence we are dealing with

      • holly hobby says:

        Let him keep tweeting. He will tweet himself into a pothole. That’s how the Comey thing got bigger than he expected. He always wants to have the final word. Big ass diapered orange baby!

  5. Janetdr says:

    If anything wipes that smug look of Jared’s face, I’m all for it. How many months before this nightmare is over?

  6. midigo says:

    The truth is: the deplorables will vote for him no matter what.
    And the more he ‘ll be under attack, the more they will vote for him.

    • STRIPE says:

      Yep. The Republican media keeps them in a world where Trump has done nothing wrong and we’re all just picking on them. It’s scary how effective Fox et al have been at creating a totally separate reality.

      • Meghan M says:

        The Trump supporters CNN interviewed in a small town in Texas basically said the same things they have been saying since the elections: Yes, I support him, we need a business man in Washington, we need an outsider like him to drain the swamp etc.
        As if nothing had happened…I don’t get it.

    • Esmom says:

      Sadly yes. I saw a Tweet yesterday with a screen cap of Breitbart screaming about how this is a coup by the Deep State. The insanity continues unabated.

    • MC2 says:

      I agree & we should all come to this realization….Trump supporters would happily have us under a dictatorship, erode our democracy & take away our rights for their own selfish gain. We should realize that & act accordingly.

      • d says:

        THIS, exactly this. What scares more than Trump is just how many supporters he still has (and make no mistake, there are many AND they are continuing to support the Republicans and those in Congress and Senate) and worse, how deeply, DEEEEEEPLY in denial they are about reality, so much so that puffing themselves up as victims has allowed themselves to be brainwashed. They will believe whatever will make them feel better at the expense of everyone else, because it is all about THEM. I think it’s extremely dangerous to believe that once Trump’s gone, everything will get back to normal. If anything, and there are hints of it every day by how his supporters behave, it will get WORSE. Some very poor behaviour was validated by Trump getting into power, and thus empowered, do you think they will give that up easily? Not a chance. I really think people should get ready for some serious,serious reactions if Trump goes. I think things will spiral right out of control, unless whoever replaces him is strong enough to tell people to calm themselves and let’s get on with the Republican program. It’ll take a team of strong moral people to settle the country and from what I’ve observed, I don’t think they have it in themselves to do the right thing before it’s too late.

    • INeedANap says:

      And weirdly enough, they believe liberals live in a bubble.

    • Megan2 says:

      I just saw Ann Coulter quoted as saying that basically that while she stands by her support of Trump, she thinks he hasn’t accomplished “enough” (specifically the border wall, which, HHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA).

      I hate Ann deeply, but when I read this I thought “well, reality will never reach the Trumpsters, but Ann has now given them a way to turn against him without having to admit their bigotry and hatefulness… so I’m almost hoping they take it.” Obviously it would be better for them to learn a valuable lesson and go on to become better people, but failing that I would LOVE to see his rabid fans turn against him too. The loss of that blind loyalty would surely drive Trump into stroke territory. *Crosses fingers.

    • erbs says:

      Yes, believe it or not I spoke to a Trumper just the other day. He thinks it’s a witch hunt and that the “press” is out to get Trump.

      But, what I’ve noticed from the more educated folks who voted for Trump because face it, he won up and down the economic/education food chain, they won’t talk about him at all now.

      College educated males and females are beginning to be and should be ashamed of themselves. They should have known better. Drain the swamp, yeah right.

    • SusanneToo says:

      trump supporters on NPR and CBS today basically said the media is just spreading lies and not talking about all trump has accomplished. WTF DO THEY THINK HE HAS ACCOMPLISHED???? They’re unbelievable.

  7. Al says:

    Reince Priebus is BALD? I didn’t think hair could get any worse than Trump’s but LORD JESUS WHAT IS HAPPENING????????

  8. Dhavynia says:

    If this is the beginning of the end for this tyrant and God knows we all want that, I can’t take too much joy when I think of who is 2nd in command
    The thought makes my breakfast come back up…

  9. RBC says:

    Wait, so his daughter and son in-law are joining Trump on his first overseas trip but not his wife? I think what would the worst punishment for Trump, even worse than impeachment or prison would be for all his family to turn their back on him. He would not be able to handle Ivanka distancing herself from him.

  10. Indira says:

    The Kushner family is busy making money.

    Kushners tap China’s $24 BILLION ‘golden visa’ market that lets foreigners get green cards by investing in the US

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4510626/Kushners-tap-Chinas-24B-golden-visa-market.html

    • BearcatLawyer says:

      This is not illegal, assuming their proposed development is an approved EB-5 regional center program. What is illegal is implying or outright stating that the visas of investors will be granted or WH access or other favours may be obtained by investing in this project.

  11. Christin says:

    Some are claiming that orange could fire the special counsel. If dear incompetent son-in-law was urging counterattack, he might try to convince orange to do that.

    • mee says:

      I read that the special counsel has protections in this case and can’t be fired directly by the orange. But the deputy AG rosenstein could fire him so the orange could influence indirectly perhaps.
      Jared really is not the brightest bulb huh if he encouraged the comey firing. Looks like he’s as short sighted as dear father in law.

      • Neelyo says:

        Never forget that he was the ‘mastermind’ behind bringing all of Bill Clinton’s ex-mistresses to the debate. He’s as scuzzy as his father in law.

      • Nancy says:

        He was but he didn’t get what he wanted, that being the alleged mistresses seated in view of the camera seated by the Clinton family. He is diabolical. Quite sure he is playing hide the sausage on Miss Ivanka too. But like her mother-in-law, doubt that she cares as long as she gets to sit next to her daddy in meetings where she doesn’t belong. Money and power is all the trumps ever cared about or covet…..and of course being a perfect 10, although even with all her money, Ivanka has trouble counting to 10.

      • Lightpurple says:

        Can we just clarify that they were not mistresses but accusers? And Paula Jones lost her lawsuit TWICE? And the claims of the others were all investigated by the special prosecutor and found to be unsubstantiated? And Juanita Broaddrick twice signed affidavits, one in the Jones case, the other for the special prosecutor, under pains & penalties of perjury, that her rape story was just a nasty rumor? But yes, Jared & Donald Jr wanted those women and Gennifer Flowers, who was a mistress, visible at the debates

      • AMA1977 says:

        Are we surprised by this at all? Not one of them has the first clue what they’re doing, and they steadfastly refuse to listen to anyone who might. They are failed “business” “people” who have never had to deal with negative consequences at all, ever, and they are attempting to run the United States’ Government like they ran all of their insolvent business concerns.

    • Scal says:

      He can’t fire the special counsel, only the deputy AG can do that. So all Trump has to do is fire Rosenstein, put in a flunky, and then THAT person can fire the special counsel. *eye roll*

      There’s also scuttlebutt that he’s pissed at HR McMaster for trying to talk sense into him and having a better rep than him.

      • holly hobby says:

        At this point he can’t fire anyone because it will come across as obstruction of justice and guilt. That bastard is cornered.

      • AnnaKist says:

        I was thinking the same thing, holly hobby. Firing Mueller – in whatever way he dreams up and/or is advised/encouraged to do – is going to look bad for him. Very, very bad. Then again, it might be just the thing to begin his finishing off.

      • jwoolman says:

        Yes, Nixon had to fire/make resign the Attorney General and the Deputy Attorney General to get to somebody who would fire Archibald Cox. In this case, I don’t think Trump Toady Sessions can do it because of his recusal and so Trump has to start by firing Rosenstein and proceed downward if he wants to get rid of the Special Counsel. Hopefully someone will tell him what a horrible idea that is, but if he’s panicking – he might. I don’t think it’s just his people who are at risk. President Tweeter did something that he doesn’t want revealed.

    • holly hobby says:

      Well I don’t think they have Rosenstein in their pocket since he didn’t bother to give him a heads up about the special counsel appointment until they were close to releasing the information to the public. It looks like Good Ole Keebler is also distancing himself from this since he actually let Rosenstein appoint Mueller.

      Nixon tried to can the special counsel during Watergate and he couldn’t. That created a big brouhaha.

      • jwoolman says:

        Nixon did get an Acting Attorney General to fire Cox. But first he had to lose the original Attorney General and his Deputy, since they both refused to do it. I doubt that Rosenstein will fire the Special Counsel himself, so Trump has to fire him first.

  12. third ginger says:

    Thank God for the press!! There will not be enough Pulitzers to go around.

  13. Ninks says:

    Jared Kushner has an even more punchable face than Miles Teller.

  14. Pedro45 says:

    Ivanka HAS to be the human shield for everyone in that office right now, including the porters who bring him his Diet Coke, right?

  15. SusanneToo says:

    Is it petty to gloat? It is? Don’t care. Hahaha.😁😁😁😁

  16. littlemissnaughty says:

    Incompetent??? He has all the credentials and experience, how dare you! He saved the Middle East! No, wait ….

    • vauvert says:

      Just like Nagini yesterday chairing the human trafficking meeting. Because you know, she has been out there volunteering in the field, donating money, studying the problem for yea… oh wait. not really.

      • Nico says:

        YAS. Thank you for this comment! I just watched the clip and I’m so over her voice. (Shallow but whatevs) I’m also so over her just dipping her toe into anything that sounds like a bipartisan humanitarian cause so she can look good but what has she actually done? Nothing just like you said. Human trafficking has been a critical issue but where have you been for the last 10 years Ivanka ? Exactly.

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        THE IRONY of Princess Nagini chairing a human trafficking meeting when some of the factory workers making her crap are treated like slaves and paid next to nothing.

        I can only hope that there is a special ring in hell for all of them and their ilk. For people who like to call themselves Christians, they sure have some extremely bizarre notions about what being a Christian actually entails. And while I am not as familiar with Orthodox Judaism, I am pretty sure lying, stealing, and generally being a crappy person are not cool in that religion too.

  17. Lightpurple says:

    Voldemort’s orange turd thinks Jared is incompetent? Why would anyone think a real estate heir with no experience in government or law enforcement or law would be competent in issues concerning the removal of a FBI director?

  18. Clare says:

    My hope is – given that Kushner is family, he won’t have signed an NDA like the rest of Voldemort 2.0′s staff. Without the NDA I hope there will be an avalanche of leaks and comments once Kushner knows he is close to being disposed.

  19. OhDear says:

    Man, if this keeps up I foresee Ivanka divorcing him.

  20. TyrantDestroyed says:

    When the Orange Caesar gets impeached I can totally see the Jared and Ivanka moving to Israel in an attempt to allow the dust settle down and escape the chaos . When they think we forgot about them they will be back to business.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Doubtful Israel would welcome a couple who were involved in getting a MOSSAD agent killed.

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        Truth. I also think Emperor Baby Fists needs to watch his back. You do NOT mess with the Mossad. EVER. I had the most thorough interrogation and strip search at their hands in Tel Aviv years ago, and by the end of it (when I was thanked politely for my cooperation and allowed to board my flight), I was really starting to wonder if maybe, just maybe I HAD done something wrong!

      • Lightpurple says:

        I flew El Al from Switzerland to NYC, the flight originated in Israel. At baggage check in and before being allowed through the gate to the bus to the plane, I was frisked and interrogated. Once our bus reached the plane, they took us off the bus 5 at a time. We each got an armed guard assigned to us who walked us to a luggage cart where we had to find our bags then carry them over to the plane’s baggage handlers than walked up the stairs to the plane. Once we were seated, our guards got 5 more people. They were making sure we were safe but it was a bit scary. Don’t mess with Israel.

  21. honeybee blues says:

    Perhaps it’s time we, the caring public, inform Ms. Tiffany Trump that “Tiffany Maples” has a much more melodic ring to it, and now might be a pretty good time to make that change. Well, considering she is a Trump in but name only, she might as well rid herself of that stigma now. Shall we start a movement? #tiffanymaplesforthewin. How ironic that she might end up the most advantaged of all of his kids, simply by virtue of his rejection. That’s a solid in her Plus Column.

  22. holly hobby says:

    Of all the dumbass advice Subway Jared (yes I am forever linking him to that Jared), you tell Orangino to counterattack the DOJ? How dumb is he? I guess he is if he instigated the firing of Comey. However, no good deed goes unpunished so I thank Subway Jared for pushing that because now we have a full on investigation.

    • AnnaKist says:

      He’s either truly dumb, or has something to hide. I agree that it has the potential for a full-scale and hopefully transparent, investigation that will expose every single one of these bastards, with the real possibility of jail. I wonder how partial they are to the colour orange…

      • jwoolman says:

        I vote for something to hide. I think Jared deliberately left off his Russian contacts on the security form and then was told that would jeopardize his security clearance when it was discovered. That’s why he claimed an incomplete form was accidentally submitted. If he signed it, he reviewed it. If he didn’t sign it, it would not have been accepted. He just thought he could get away with it.

        I think Prince Jared is in this Russian thing up way past his dimples. If he was clear — no reason to worry about Comey or the Special Counsel.

  23. Eric says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Ivanka the Terrible and Subway Jared take a LONG vacation in Israel while they’re there. ; )

    Munster Ryan will call for articles of impeachment soon (ahead of Mueller finding the incriminating evidence against the GOP). Chaffetz has bailed to allegedly join Fox News. Spicey no longer will have televised pressers.

    Fine
    Tuned
    Machine

  24. Giddy says:

    Yes, Jared is showing that he is not the brilliant strategist he was held out to be. So he urges sad witch hunted Bigly Boy, fire Comey! No one will care, there won’t be any blowback! Definitely attack the DOJ and Mueller. That’s the smart move for sure. And this morning with DT starting up his Tweets of Martyrdom ™, we may see those attacks yet. He has no impulse control at all and is quick to anger and feel wronged, so I look for a Tweetstorm soon!

  25. Shannon says:

    This administration is so crazy, it’s hard to know which way to look some days.

  26. Deeanna says:

    Oh, this is so much fun!

    I think Pence is dirty too in the sense that he knew a whole lot of what was going on. Apparently everybody knew that Flynn was under investigation – so how would Pence not have known, what with being the head of the Transition Team? Flynn is saying he told the Transition Team that he was under investigation.

    I noticed Paul Ryan was looking very presidential at his news conference…..

    Anyone but Trump.

  27. teehee says:

    LOL as if it wouldnt cause upset? As if it was good advice? As if this guy is in any way qualified to give advice? As if the president was exepcted to make his own decisions?
    AS IF
    AS IF

    ad infinitum