Will Donald Trump fire Jared Kushner if his poll numbers stay awful?

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Several new polls came out on Monday, and all of them contained bad news for Donald Trump. His core base of support – generally 35-40% of the country at any given time – is basically all he has left at this point. “Moderate” voters are jumping ship. Left-leaning centrists can’t pretend anymore. Trump is losing white women voters. Currently, Trump has a 57% disapproval rate and Joe Biden has a 14-point lead nationally over Trump.

All of that has enraged Trump as he sits in his coward’s bunker behind the White House Babygate. He’s been making calls to “friends” in New York, hoping that they’ll tell him the poll numbers are just a hoax. Even his friends can’t tell him that. But what of Jared Kushner? Reportedly, Javanka (Jared and Ivanka) were the ones to encourage and stage-manage the debacle in Lafayette Park last Monday, and they organized the nonsensical photo-op with the Bible outside St. John’s church. Well, apparently, Trump might be thinking about firing Jared.

In Donald Trump’s West Wing, being a member of the Trump family has historically been the ultimate job security. But that truism is being stress-tested after a run of polls consistently show Trump losing to Joe Biden at this stage of the race—a CNN poll this morning has him down 14 points. According to a source close to the White House, Trump has mulled taking oversight of the campaign away from his son-in-law Jared Kushner. “Trump is malignantly crazy about the bad poll numbers,” a former West Wing official said. “He’s going to broom Kushner and [Brad] Parscale—the numbers are not getting better,” a Republican close to the campaign said.

Long before the reelection campaign went sideways, Trump frequently blew up at Kushner. For instance, former West Wing officials recall how Trump hated when Kushner received too much positive press (In January, Trump was rankled when Kushner’s portrait graced the cover of Time). “Any time Jared is in the papers, Trump complains, ‘We have to get Jared back to New York!’” said a Republican who heard Trump make the comment. In the end, the source cautioned that Trump won’t push Kushner out. “This is typical with him and Jared,” the source said.

… Over the weekend, Trump called around to New York friends and outside advisers in hopes they would validate Trump’s belief that the polls are wrong. “He’s asking people to agree with him that the polls are biased. But no one is telling him what he wants to hear,” said a Republican briefed on the calls. Republicans know how bad things are, but the party still believes sticking with Trump is the best bet for holding the Senate. Last week, Mitch McConnell told Republican senators that they couldn’t abandon Trump, according to a source. McConnell reminded Republicans that former New Hampshire senator Kelly Ayotte lost her 2016 reelection bid after breaking with Trump over the Access Hollywood video.

[From Vanity Fair]

Ah, Moscow Mitch will never NOT be a sh-t weasel. As for the idea of Trump firing Jared… it sounds like Trump’s biggest worry is that Jared gets better press, not that Jared is f–king incompetent. My prediction is that Trump fires Brad Pascale before he even considers firing one half of Javanka. That’s what Trump did in 2016 too – he suddenly fired his campaign manager with just months to go in the election and that’s when he hired… Paul Manafort. A compromised, treasonous stooge working for several foreign governments at the same time. I could totally see that happening again – Trump fires Pascale and hires Pladimir Vutin, a funny little guy with an accent, to run his campaign in the final stretch.

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  1. Sierra says:

    The so-called brilliant Moscow Mitch is dead wrong about the Senate race.

    Democrats will regain majority, the question is how many out of 23 Republican seats will Democrats gain.

    I personally pray Dems get a supermajority so they can save the Supreme Court.

    As for Trump, Javanka knows his secrets, so he won’t fire them.

    • Swack says:

      Have also read recently that McConnell’s seat in the Senate is in jeopardy also. Hopefully this election year people won’t sit back and not vote because of the polls. Everyone thought Hillary would win because of the polls and look what happened.

      • BayTampaBay says:

        There is a woman running in Kentucky against Mitch-The-Bitch named Amy McGrath. Amy has a better chance of beating Moscow Mitch-The-Bitch than anyone who has challenged him for his Senate seat in the last 18 years.

        Disclosure: I have family in Kentucky.

      • Tate says:

        The Senate race between #MoscowMitch and Amy McGrath is a tie right now.

      • Ash says:

        @BayTampaBay: I spend a lot of time on the Politics sub-Reddit and many of them are fairly anti-Amy McGrath (apparently she said she would have confirmed Kavanaugh?) and far more favorable to another Democratic candidate, Charles Booker, who gave a pretty amazing speech the other day on BLM. That said, Reddit can also be fairly far up its own a$$, so I was wondering what Kentuckians actually think about this? As I don’t know any (I’m not even American) but am thrilled at the idea of Moscow Mitch being kicked out.

      • Jerusha says:

        Linds is vulnerable, too, and so is McSally. When they’re beaten they’ll have to be surgically removed from trump’s lower colon.

      • lucy2 says:

        Charles Booker seems like a really good guy and I would LOVE to see him unseat Moscow Mitch, but my gut feeling is Amy McGrath has a better chance of taking McConnell out.

      • sa says:

        I agree that I think Amy McGrath has a better chance against McConnell. But I like Booker more, so I split the difference and donated to both of their campaigns. I’ll be happy for either of them to defeat McConnell. I’ll probably donate again to whoever wins the primary. I’m not in Kentucky, but it’s for the good of the country, not just Kentucky, to get rid of McConnell.

      • Nic919 says:

        McSally is getting crushed by Kelly in Arizona. She has to be appointed twice, remember she lost to Krysten Sienna prior to getting John McCain’s sweat.

        Anyway the Lincoln Project is working hard to target a lot of these senate seats. They are never trumpers and working to get rid of Dump and all his sycophantic allies.

    • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

      @Sierra Don’t forget TinyHands’ great, great affection for his daughter.

    • pottymouth pup says:

      Jaime Harrison is polling well against Lindsay Graham. I’d be so happy if we were able to boot McConnell & Graham out too

  2. grabbyhands says:

    He’s never going to fire his daughterwife’s husband. He’ll just muzzle him for a while until Ivanka babytalks him into giving him something important to do or Tom Riddle thinks of something appropriately horrible to do to a perceived enemy that will put him back in his good graces again. And he will.

    • 10KTurtle says:

      Agree. He might ship Jared overseas on some kind of “ambassador mission,” but he won’t fire him because then precious daughterwife would move back to NYC with him.

    • Snappyfish says:

      Firing the plastic boy would make the Thruple a bit uncomfortable

  3. Jerusha says:

    At some point, everyone will go under the bus, even DaughterWife, if it comes down to saving his own sorry skin.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Ivanka will throw him under the bus if he comes for her. She will not take the fall. Her brothers will. If given the choice between Daddy and Jared, she’ll take Daddy. But if he comes for her, he’s going down. Ivanka wants power and she has a taste of it now. She’s not giving it up.

      • Jerusha says:

        Can hardly wait to see that knife fight.

      • Andrew’s Nemesis says:

        Aren’t she and Mini-Donald in some kind of a battle as to which will run for President next?

      • Louisa says:

        Completely agree with this. People keep asking if Trump will have to be dragged out of the WH next January, but think it’s more likely Barbie that will refuse to leave. She wants (and expects to be) the first female president and nothing is going to stop her.

  4. Darla says:

    No. But all these leaks about “Javanka” the past two weeks do make me believe Bannon is back. He and trump are in touch daily. That’s my gut.

    • Emily says:

      Trump retweeted Brietbart this week.

    • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

      They’ve never been OUT of touch. Bannon has ALWAYS been “there”, behind the scenes, calling plays.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I agree.

      I also don’t think that Trump is worried too much right now because he knows his campaign is going to release fiction about Joe Biden/Ukraine in the fall. Giuliani and others have been dropping hints and traveling the globe making preparations.

      Brace yourself for the biggest, most fraudulent smear campaign our election system has ever seen.

  5. Chica1971 says:

    I tuned into the crime summit yesterday and was completely flabbergasted by the optics. It’s was so bizarre and tone deaf, it took me all afternoon to process. Jared, who solved Middle East Peace by coming up with a plan that did not include sitting down with the Palestinians. Who called a summit on the peace deal and even the Arab countries like SA took a past. Now he solved police brutality in 1 hour, I think he can handle Trump’s win in November

    • MaryContrary says:

      Don’t forget Jared’s success with the Covid response. It’s truly like viewing an alternate universe.

  6. Erinn says:

    You got me with “Pladimir Vutin”, Kaiser.

    This IS an interesting story though – I feel like if things ever got REALLY dicey that Ivanka would divorce Jared. These people have no problem eating their own in order to stay alive, and I think if push comes to shove her allegiances are with her daddy-husband and not her husband and daddy of her children. She probably already has a reinvention plan stored in the back of her mind just in case. Single, hard working mother, trying to make the world ‘better’. Obviously that wouldn’t be the reality, but that’s the angle I think she’d go for.

    • 10KTurtle says:

      Maybe… but I think Mr. & Mrs. Kushner have too much dirt on each other to ever divorce. Right now they won’t have to testify against each other when it all falls down next year [fingers crossed!].

      • Erinn says:

        That’s a VERY good point, and I hadn’t considered that. This could get very interesting.

      • lucy2 says:

        They’re all monsters, so if it REALLY came down to survival, they’d all throw each other under the bus. But I don’t see them divorcing yet.

    • anon says:

      Javanka is a mob marriage, they don’t have the freedom to divorce when they see fit. Those decisions are made FOR them, not BY them.

  7. Sean says:

    Jared is essentially running the show behind the scenes these days, he’s not going anywhere.

    Also, that Time cover yeesh. He looks so inhuman. Why would he okay that shot for the cover? Then again, humaning is hard when you’re an elitist sociopath.

  8. Jo73c says:

    He still has the support of 35-40% of the country… How? That’s way too much.

    • Allie says:

      I have been wondering the same, especially when it’s joined by an “only”. How can it be “only 40%” in favour of Agent Orange? That is almost half of the voters and still approx. 92 million people (if everyone actually voted)! In comparison: it would be the whole population of Germany & Austria electing Hitler.
      There will always be a certain percentage of people who support authoritarian leaders but it is usually not almost half of a country.

      • Becks1 says:

        People don’t see him as an authoritarian leader. Trump has convinced them they cant trust the news, and that everything they read or see on TV is a lie, and he is a victim who just wants to make America great. That’s why he’s restarting his rallies. Its propaganda but propaganda can be very effective.

        So my guess is out of the 40% that support him, probably 25-30% fall into the above category and then the other 10-15% don’t care. They own corporations so they like the lower taxes. They operate factories so they like that he’s rolling back regulations on pollution etc. Or they don’t care because they aren’t touched by his policies, at least they thing they aren’t. They’re educated white people with good jobs who can afford to send their kids to the best private schools who live in white neighborhoods etc – the kind of person who would say they don’t “see” color and rant and rave about bootstraps etc. They live in a very protected bubble that allows them to support Trump.

        So all that to say – that 35-40% is a block that is always going to vote for him. We need to move beyond that and get the moderates or the undecided.

    • MaryContrary says:

      It’s mind boggling. Like there is truly nothing he can do or say that will ever dislodge his cult members.

    • Other Renee says:

      Sadly 40% of the country vote Republican in the Presidential race no matter what. 40% vote Democrat. It’s the other 20% that will determine the outcome.

  9. Emily says:

    As for Mitch telling Republicans to stick with Trump, that’s so short-sighted. So what they get this election but the party is stained for decades afterward.

    There’s a hilarious trend on Twitter, I think started by the Lincoln project, of praising people close to Trump since we know jealousy is his weakness. Lindsay makes more money, Barr is more powerful, Jared is smarter (barf). Then tag Trump.

    • Lightpurple says:

      He also misread why Kelly Ayotte lost. Her withdrawal of support for Trump was viewed as too little, too late, and insincere. She was also viewed as ineffective while Maggie Hassan had been an effective governor. NH voted for Hillary. They weren’t sending a Trump enabler back to the Senate

  10. KellyRyan says:

    The whipping boy stays in place. Drumpf the loser needs as many of these as he can keep.

  11. TIFFANY says:

    Of course Casino would think that Time cover is positive press for his wife-daughters husband.

    Of course.

  12. SJR says:

    The smug radiates off this guy.
    No one on Team Trump sees anyone else on this planet as a human being.
    In their twisted reality we are nothing. Invisible.

    Every member of Team Trump looks down on us as “others.”
    Absolute lack of humanity rules their exsistence.
    “The common people” ….. Who?

    I despise them all, vile, evil, corrupt, soul less, heartless, zero empathy.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      I wouldn’t call it smug, i’d call is barely contained hate and disdain for those who are not like him. It’s the same with Plastic Barbie – they both give off hate and rage.

  13. Bella DuPont says:

    With Coronavirus, tanked economy, 110,000 dead and counting, trashed country, and literal war against Americans…….how the bejesus is this man finding 35% of the Country *STILL* approve of him?! 😨

    By rights, he should be at maximum 10% – 15%, and It would only be that high because so many people are straight up clinically insane.

    • lucy2 says:

      Because those are the people who believe Covid wasn’t real or as serious as they say, and the people who put their racism and hatred about all else. Reality doesn’t matter to them.

      • Sean says:

        Another factor is Trump speaks to biases and fears they have but may not realize or want to admit it. His supporters are weak and scared beings. He’s a weak man’s idea of a strong man, which is why they gravitate to him.

        Some also hate Democrats/Liberals so much they stick with him because he is insurrection and spite. Just last week, my father proudly showed off a Trump 2020 hat he’d just purchased. He did it out of spite because he knows I don’t support Trump. He also told me while he didn’t “agree” with Trump’s photo op outside St. John’s, he understood the message he was trying to convey. My father honestly believes there are devious actors high up in the government out to get Trump and make him look bad just because they can’t accept he’s president.

      • shanaynay says:

        He makes is okay for all the racists to be racists and for them to be very verbal about it.

  14. Arb says:

    No, it’s just like his reality tv show. He always fires the wrong person for the wrong reasons because he’s an ass. This time, he’s trying to fire the 2nd Amendment.

  15. Lightpurple says:

    On Twitter, Trump just attacked Martin Cugino, the 75 year old protester who is still in serious condition after suffering a head injury from the Buffalo Police. Trump just defamed him, claimed he was a violent member of Antifa. There are no lows for this man.

    He’ll keep Jared because he knows too much that can be used against him and Ivanka. Brad Parscale will be going, likely to be replaced by Kellyanne Conway. Kim Guilfoyle, who is supposedly working on the campaign, will be tossed before Jared. And Lara after her. They gave Jared too much power to dispose of him easily.

    • Sean says:

      The reason why Barr and Trump are specifying Antifa as the primary antagonists of the riots is because Antifa is not an actual organization with a distinguishable hierarchy. It’s a collection of loose ideas. As we get closer to the election and if Trump isn’t removed, watch for the to brand anyone who criticizes the regime as a “dangerous member of the terrorist organization Antifa”. This is how they will be able to jail political rivals, journalists, protesters, you name it.

  16. Seraphina says:

    What we are are going through at this very moment is the result of his inept three years in power. What floors me is that no one is calling him out on the nepotism in the WH because they are considered political appointees. That too must stop. November can’t come soon enough. I hope we will be able to celebrate Thanksgiving but thanking God we were able to remove him from office.

  17. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Jared is a spit for Heydrich. Just compare them side by side.
    And I’m Jewish but non-practising, before you go there.
    The sooner all their arses are canned, the better. But these protests are not going away. Trump is already a fascist. How much of Nazi Germany is he going to emulate before November? CAN he override the constitution and free and fair elections before then? How far will the scheissemeister go?

    • Sean says:

      Recently, I’ve been fearing that with the conditions created by Covid-19 and now the protests over police brutality we are looking at the American Reichstag fire.

      What also gives me hope if how many people are taking to the streets. We outnumber them. Hopefully we can keep up the momentum until November and beyond.

  18. joanne says:

    Does Jared deliberately wear his suits too tight to make it look like his manly body is bursting out of them? (not that I think he is manly in any way)

    • NightOwl says:

      For all the money and access they have, why are all of their clothes so ill fitting? And they all lack true muscle definition.

    • Tiffany says:

      I am so glad it was not just me. All that money and no proper tailor. What. Is. This?

      • NightOwl says:

        and then for a photo shoot, noone fixed the tie placement or straightened the sleeve cuffs. The bottom button is undone, and the pants have no break in them. It’s just so odd and unnatural above and beyond this!

    • Juls says:

      I’ve always seen lady hips on him. He has the figure of a teenage girl. I would say its the cut of the suit, but look at pics of him wearing dockers with a polo. Same hip definition.

  19. TyrantDestroyed says:

    Ugh that Time cover could have perfectly fit in any of most dystopian scenes of The Man in the High Castle. What a creepy and awful man.

  20. Marjorie says:

    Jared and his family are real billionaires, no way Trumps cut them off.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Ivanka will cut him off if she finds an upgrade.

      • Lizzie Bathory says:

        Exactly, Lightpurple. They’ll jettison Jared once Ivanka is done with him, not a minute sooner. And he’s already been set up as the face of so much of this criminality. Guess who’s going to try to stroll off with clean hands & a new billionaire?

      • Tiffany says:

        She tried when they were together and there were no takers. So, I cannot imagine it now.

        All they have is each other and honestly, single people are there are better for it.

      • 10KTurtle says:

        Who else would have her? All I can think of is some minor Saudi prince, even then probably forced by MBS to marry her.

  21. Frenda says:

    Kushner looks like an angry worm.

  22. Scarlett says:

    I see daughter wife’s husband and I see ventriloquist dummy, and I cannot unsee it.

  23. lucy2 says:

    Jared is overseeing the campaign? I’m surprised he has time, given that he’s solving Middle East peace, the opioid crisis, prison reform, and a bunch of other stuff. Eyeroll.

    That photo op was a breaking point for a LOT of people, people who I’ve never seen get political, people who I know are more conservative (who sat by while he put kids in cages, of course). So if it was Jared and Ivanka’s idea, good. Let him blame them (Jared) and let them all be miserable and fighting.

    • NightOwl says:

      I hope they keep their “campaign” leadership in place because of these exact reasons. They care very much about photo ops and stage managing the presidency. And I think it rings hollow to many. I hope they keep the campaign as is and hope they don’t replace it with more competent staff.

  24. Nic919 says:

    Everyone needs to read Sarah Kendzior because she has been on the money with how Dump runs things. It’s an international criminal syndicate aka mob and family always comes first. Kushner will be protected until the very end. The only positive is that javanka are so bad are this that they are making things way worse.

  25. Liz version 700 says:

    Jared knows where the bodies are buried. Hell he probably helped bury them. Trump may abuse him, but I doubt Jared will be fired. They are all disgusting people and no one else would have any of them at this point.

  26. Aimee says:

    I just hope people have long memories come election time and we also need our Black American brothers and sisters to come out and vote in November.

  27. adastraperaspera says:

    The question is, will Kushner keep Trump? I wonder if it’s getting to the point where Kushner’s Saudi buddies will give Trump a shove into the woodchipper, make claims it’s Antifa who did it, and then move Pence and Haley onto the November ticket. Pence is a Putin/Manafort creation, and this is all a cluster of strange bedfellows, but I don’t think Pence would have any power as president–he would still need Kushner/Ivanka’s underworld contacts to run everything. So what does Kushner have to lose?

  28. GB says:

    My goodness, that is a peculiar looking man.

  29. jferber says:

    You can donate to Biden, the N.A.A.C.P., Amy McGrath and Jamie Harrison (running against Lindsey Graham) on Act Blue. Simple as can be.

  30. jferber says:

    Jared is either getting his ass whipped or, conversely, saving the world. Alternate days for these, um, diverse roles in Crazyland (formerly the U.S.A.)?

  31. Mesha says:

    And, they said Slender Man is just a folk tale. It’s REAL. It’s REAL.