This is both unbelievable and yet so predictable.
What is Jared Kushner even doing anywhere near the White House? No one voted for Jared Kushner. No one believed that he would have any role in the administration. When Trump was on the campaign trail, he went out of his to portray his opponents as “puppets” of Goldman Sachs. After he won the election, he picked Gary Cohn, the president of Goldman Sachs, to be his topic economic adviser because he is Jared Kushner’s friend and was able to worm his way into the administration:
“It’s only been a few months, but it feels like forever ago that Steve Bannon told New York Magazine that he had “bonded” with Jared Kushner, who “really gets this grassroots, populist movement in a huge way.”
Now, the two men are at odds in an escalating conflict that might seem like just the latest twist in the constant palace intrigue emanating from the White House. But this clash, which threatens Bannon’s position and could further cement Kushner’s increasingly broad influence, has importance beyond the sort of petty infighting that afflicts any administration. For Trump supporters, this is a battle between the populist nationalist movement on the right, for which Trump is a figurehead, and the more pragmatic, less ideological approach exhibited by Kushner and his allies. The result could determine whether the Trump White House stays, well, Trumpian, or whether it begins to morph into exactly what someone like Steve Bannon hates: a more mainstream Republican administration. …
“I’m sure Jared and Ivanka are very embarrassed by Steve’s politics,” the source with inside knowledge of the White House said. “I know they’re not fashionable in Manhattan but those are the politics that got Trump elected. Clearly Jared wants the president to be a more mainstream political figure.”
It is unbelievable in the sense that the only reason Jared Kushner is anywhere near his White House is because he is Trump’s son-in-law. He has no qualifications whatsoever to be in his present role. And yet, it is simultaneously predictable in that Trump is a New Yorker and is surrounded by Jews like Kushner and lots of people spent months warning about it and predicting this would happen.