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Security forces stormed a protest camp in the Sudanese capital Khartoum on Monday morning and at least 13 people were reported killed in the worst violence since the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir in April.

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Trump’s Bad Girl Jared Kushner and other stories – Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks℠ – 9:09 AM 6/3/2019

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Trump’s Bad Girl Jared Kushner and  other stories – Michael Novakhov – SharedNewsLinks℠ – 9:09 AM 6/3/2019

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Trump’s Bad Girl Jared Kushner – 8:16 AM 6/3/2019 | Trump and Trumpism

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Trump’s Bad

(Stupid, Vicious, Psychopathic, Pretentious, Lying and Rotten to the core, Self Serving, Greedy, Predatory)

Girl Jared Kushner – 8:16 AM 6/3/2019

The Devil is in the Genes:

Kushner Bielski Crime Family – GS

They acted as the Abwehr’s Enforcers in Belorussian forests during WW2; and now they are  the Money Launderers and Managers for the Mob and the New Abwehr – The German Intelligence, who mask under the covers of the “Religious Orthodox Jews” – the height of criminal hypocrisy. 

Investigate the Kushner Bielski Crime Family!!! – GS 

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Siege review: Michael Wolff’s Trump tale is Fire and Fury II – fire harder | US news

Michael_Novakhov shared this story from The Guardian.

Michael Wolff is back and not with a whimper. The latest installment of his Trump chronicles picks up where Fire and Furyended. Once again, it leaves the president bruised and readers shaking their heads.
Jared Kushner, Mike Pence, Don McGahn. None escape unscathed.
As Wolff describes it, Donald Trump calls Kushner “a girl”. As for his vice-president, he’s a “religious nut”. “Why does he look at me like that?” Trump asks about Pence’s beatific gaze. As for Pence’s wife, Karen? “She really gives me the creeps.”
Steve Bannon supplies a running commentary for which Wolff calls him his Virgil. Like Dante’s Inferno, Siege ends on hell’s bottom rung.
Wolff’s tale is credible enough to be taken seriously and salacious enough to entertain. If you have doubts about Wolff’s credibility, and many do, the latest blowup over the USS John S McCain is one more reminder that in the Age of Trump, truth is weirder than fiction. Much weirder.
Beyond that, by early 2018 Wolff had captured the centrality of Robert Mueller in Trump’s life, and nailed Trump’s and Kushner’s insatiable cravings for cash. Fire and Fury records Bannon as saying: “This is all about money laundering … It goes through Deutsche Bank and Kushner and all that shit.” Talk about getting the big picture right.
This time, Wolff finds himself pitted against the special counsel’s office, as to whether Mueller’s team drew up or had drawn up a three-count indictment against the president in March 2018. Team Mueller has issued something other than a categorical denial: “The documents that you’ve described do not exist.” Let us parse.
Note the expression “documents that you’ve described”. Note the use of the present tense. As an impeached former presidentsaid: “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.”
Regardless, Wolff’s guide, the major-domo of Trump’s 2016 campaign who became a White House adviser until he wasn’t, enjoys tweaking his former boss. Bannon volunteers that he helped concoct the story that the Mueller investigation was the demon spawn of the “deep state”, and says there was never much substance to it.
As Wolff tells it, “among the nimblest conspiracy provocateurs of the Trump age, Bannon spelled out the … narrative in powerful detail”. But then Bannon’s voice pierces his own self-generated din: “You do realize … that none of this is true.” Allow that one to sink in.
Wolff also has Bannon calling the Trump Organization a criminal enterprise and predicting its downfall: “This is where it isn’t a witch-hunt – even for the hardcore, this is where he turns into just a crooked business guy … Not the billionaire he said he was, just another scumbag.” Allow that to sink in, too.
Expect Bannon to be quoted by Nancy Pelosi, Jerry Nadler, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the eventual Democratic candidate. Also look for the Democratic National Committee to send chocolates to Bannon, once head of Breitbart and a partner in Cambridge Analytica, next Easter.
More broadly, Wolff injects that “Trump measured loyalty, that significant currency of his business and walk-on-the-wild-side lifestyle, by who was so dependent on him, and as clearly exposed as he was, that they would of course lie for him”. Said differently, there are ample reasons as to why Mueller refused to give Trump anything approaching a clean bill of health on the issue of obstruction of justice.

‘A new alternative reality’

Siege also ladles out what we have come to expect from deep dives into Trumpworld – sex (real or imagined), race and religion.
Wolff reports of Trump bragging to others of a dalliance with the former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley and of his supposedly “banging” a junior White House staffer who had “a way about her”.
Wolff badly burned himself when he first raised the notion of a Trump-Haley affair. Haley herself angrily and adamantly denied it.
As for the unnamed White House staffer, Wolff ponders: “Locker room talk? Or all part of a new alternative reality that only he seemed to be living in?”
Still, Trump can count on the Rev Franklin Graham leading our nation in prayer on Sunday 2 June, on behalf of its beleaguered leader. That is two days before Wolff’s book comes out.
Bannon refuses to rule out that Trump is a racist. As for antisemitism, Bannon doesn’t think so. But Wolff has his doubts.
The author reports a Trump fantasy concerning Allen Weisselberg, an Orthodox Jew and the Trump Organization’s chief financial officer. Weisselberg has reportedly cooperated with law enforcement. In turn, Wolff writes, Trump has “developed a riff on the horrors that an Orthodox Jew would probably encounter in jail, one that sketched a vivid picture of a tattooed Nazi cellmate”.
Catholics come in for their share of distrust and scrutiny, too. After Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the supreme court, in Wolff’s telling the president became sensitized to the absence of a lifelong Protestant on the highest court.
According to Wolff, Trump began to suspect that he was being played by McGahn, his lawyer, and by Leonard Leo of the Federalist Society who was purportedly a member of Opus Dei, a traditionalist Catholic group. Specifically, Wolff writes, Trump started to ask whether Kavanaugh was the end product of a Catholic plot to abolish abortion. Trump is not so pro-life. Who’d have guessed?
Wolff’s Trump also blamed his nominee’s weepy persona on the church. “He seems weak,” the president is quoted as saying. “Not strong. He was probably molested by a priest.”

‘A single unstable individual’

Wolff’s Siege guns are also turned on Kushner. The author goes into granular detail about business deals and foreign partners. Trump and Kushner come in for scathing criticism for conflating America’s national interest with personal financial needs. “L’état cést moi”, indeed.
On that score, Wolff quotes a stinging rebuke by Henry Kissinger at a small lunch attended by Rupert Murdoch, among others: “The entire foreign policy is based on a single unstable individual’s reaction to perceptions of slights or flattery. If someone says something nice about him, they are our friend; if they say something unkind, if they don’t kiss the ring, they are our enemy.”
Murdoch, Wolff writes, nodded in approval.
After the Guardian published its initial report on Siege, a loyal administration veteran sent a text to this reviewer.
“Why,” it read, “isn’t anyone writing the story that the Mueller investigation [was] designed as a cloak/shield”, as a plot to “overthrow a duly elected president”. To the response that people the individual had worked with had spoken to Wolff on the record, and that the Guardian had not written Siege, the reply was terse: “Got it.”
Doubtful. On Wednesday, Mueller told the world that if his office believed Trump had not obstructed justice, he would have said so. As Michael Wolff returns to torment Donald Trump, the sword of impeachment dangles more ominously than ever.

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Trump’s Bad Girl Jared Kushner – 8:16 AM 6/3/2019 | Trump and Trumpism

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from Trump and Trumpism.

Trump’s Bad

(Stupid, Vicious, Psychopathic, Pretentious, Lying and Rotten to the core, Self Serving, Greedy, Predatory)

Girl Jared Kushner – 8:16 AM 6/3/2019

The Devil is in the Genes:

Kushner Bielski Crime Family – GS

They acted as the Abwehr’s Enforcers in Belorussian forests during WW2; and now they are  the Money Launderers and Managers for the Mob and the New Abwehr – The German Intelligence, who mask under the covers of the “Religious Orthodox Jews” – the height of criminal hypocrisy. 

Investigate the Kushner Bielski Crime Family!!! – GS 

Twitter Searches:

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Kushner Bielski Crime Family

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Siege review: Michael Wolff’s Trump tale is Fire and Fury II – fire harder | US news
 

Michael_Novakhov shared this story from The Guardian.

Michael Wolff is back and not with a whimper. The latest installment of his Trump chronicles picks up where Fire and Furyended. Once again, it leaves the president bruised and readers shaking their heads.

Jared Kushner, Mike Pence, Don McGahn. None escape unscathed.

As Wolff describes it, Donald Trump calls Kushner “a girl”. As for his vice-president, he’s a “religious nut”. “Why does he look at me like that?” Trump asks about Pence’s beatific gaze. As for Pence’s wife, Karen? “She really gives me the creeps.”

Steve Bannon supplies a running commentary for which Wolff calls him his Virgil. Like Dante’s Inferno, Siege ends on hell’s bottom rung.

Wolff’s tale is credible enough to be taken seriously and salacious enough to entertain. If you have doubts about Wolff’s credibility, and many do, the latest blowup over the USS John S McCain is one more reminder that in the Age of Trump, truth is weirder than fiction. Much weirder.

Beyond that, by early 2018 Wolff had captured the centrality of Robert Mueller in Trump’s life, and nailed Trump’s and Kushner’s insatiable cravings for cash. Fire and Fury records Bannon as saying: “This is all about money laundering … It goes through Deutsche Bank and Kushner and all that shit.” Talk about getting the big picture right.

This time, Wolff finds himself pitted against the special counsel’s office, as to whether Mueller’s team drew up or had drawn up a three-count indictment against the president in March 2018. Team Mueller has issued something other than a categorical denial: “The documents that you’ve described do not exist.” Let us parse.

Note the expression “documents that you’ve described”. Note the use of the present tense. As an impeached former presidentsaid: “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.”

Regardless, Wolff’s guide, the major-domo of Trump’s 2016 campaign who became a White House adviser until he wasn’t, enjoys tweaking his former boss. Bannon volunteers that he helped concoct the story that the Mueller investigation was the demon spawn of the “deep state”, and says there was never much substance to it.

As Wolff tells it, “among the nimblest conspiracy provocateurs of the Trump age, Bannon spelled out the … narrative in powerful detail”. But then Bannon’s voice pierces his own self-generated din: “You do realize … that none of this is true.” Allow that one to sink in.

Wolff also has Bannon calling the Trump Organization a criminal enterprise and predicting its downfall: “This is where it isn’t a witch-hunt – even for the hardcore, this is where he turns into just a crooked business guy … Not the billionaire he said he was, just another scumbag.” Allow that to sink in, too.

Expect Bannon to be quoted by Nancy Pelosi, Jerry Nadler, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the eventual Democratic candidate. Also look for the Democratic National Committee to send chocolates to Bannon, once head of Breitbart and a partner in Cambridge Analytica, next Easter.

More broadly, Wolff injects that “Trump measured loyalty, that significant currency of his business and walk-on-the-wild-side lifestyle, by who was so dependent on him, and as clearly exposed as he was, that they would of course lie for him”. Said differently, there are ample reasons as to why Mueller refused to give Trump anything approaching a clean bill of health on the issue of obstruction of justice.

‘A new alternative reality’

Siege also ladles out what we have come to expect from deep dives into Trumpworld – sex (real or imagined), race and religion.

Wolff reports of Trump bragging to others of a dalliance with the former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley and of his supposedly “banging” a junior White House staffer who had “a way about her”.

Wolff badly burned himself when he first raised the notion of a Trump-Haley affair. Haley herself angrily and adamantly denied it.

As for the unnamed White House staffer, Wolff ponders: “Locker room talk? Or all part of a new alternative reality that only he seemed to be living in?”

Still, Trump can count on the Rev Franklin Graham leading our nation in prayer on Sunday 2 June, on behalf of its beleaguered leader. That is two days before Wolff’s book comes out.

Bannon refuses to rule out that Trump is a racist. As for antisemitism, Bannon doesn’t think so. But Wolff has his doubts.

The author reports a Trump fantasy concerning Allen Weisselberg, an Orthodox Jew and the Trump Organization’s chief financial officer. Weisselberg has reportedly cooperated with law enforcement. In turn, Wolff writes, Trump has “developed a riff on the horrors that an Orthodox Jew would probably encounter in jail, one that sketched a vivid picture of a tattooed Nazi cellmate”.

Catholics come in for their share of distrust and scrutiny, too. After Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the supreme court, in Wolff’s telling the president became sensitized to the absence of a lifelong Protestant on the highest court.

According to Wolff, Trump began to suspect that he was being played by McGahn, his lawyer, and by Leonard Leo of the Federalist Society who was purportedly a member of Opus Dei, a traditionalist Catholic group. Specifically, Wolff writes, Trump started to ask whether Kavanaugh was the end product of a Catholic plot to abolish abortion. Trump is not so pro-life. Who’d have guessed?

Wolff’s Trump also blamed his nominee’s weepy persona on the church. “He seems weak,” the president is quoted as saying. “Not strong. He was probably molested by a priest.”

‘A single unstable individual’

Wolff’s Siege guns are also turned on Kushner. The author goes into granular detail about business deals and foreign partners. Trump and Kushner come in for scathing criticism for conflating America’s national interest with personal financial needs. “L’état cést moi”, indeed.

On that score, Wolff quotes a stinging rebuke by Henry Kissinger at a small lunch attended by Rupert Murdoch, among others: “The entire foreign policy is based on a single unstable individual’s reaction to perceptions of slights or flattery. If someone says something nice about him, they are our friend; if they say something unkind, if they don’t kiss the ring, they are our enemy.”

Murdoch, Wolff writes, nodded in approval.

After the Guardian published its initial report on Siege, a loyal administration veteran sent a text to this reviewer.

“Why,” it read, “isn’t anyone writing the story that the Mueller investigation [was] designed as a cloak/shield”, as a plot to “overthrow a duly elected president”. To the response that people the individual had worked with had spoken to Wolff on the record, and that the Guardian had not written Siege, the reply was terse: “Got it.”

Doubtful. On Wednesday, Mueller told the world that if his office believed Trump had not obstructed justice, he would have said so. As Michael Wolff returns to torment Donald Trump, the sword of impeachment dangles more ominously than ever.

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Siege review: Michael Wolff’s Trump tale is Fire and Fury II – fire harder

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Siege review: Michael Wolff’s Trump tale is Fire and Fury II – fire harder | US news

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Michael Wolff is back and not with a whimper. The latest installment of his Trump chronicles picks up where Fire and Fury ended. Once again, it leaves the president bruised and readers shaking their heads.

Jared Kushner, Mike Pence, Don McGahn. None escape unscathed.

As Wolff describes it, Donald Trump calls Kushner “a girl”. As for his vice-president, he’s a “religious nut”. “Why does he look at me like that?” Trump asks about Pence’s beatific gaze. As for Pence’s wife, Karen? “She really gives me the creeps.”

Steve Bannon supplies a running commentary for which Wolff calls him his Virgil. Like Dante’s Inferno, Siege ends on hell’s bottom rung.

Wolff’s tale is credible enough to be taken seriously and salacious enough to entertain. If you have doubts about Wolff’s credibility, and many do, the latest blowup over the USS John S McCain is one more reminder that in the Age of Trump, truth is weirder than fiction. Much weirder.

Beyond that, by early 2018 Wolff had captured the centrality of Robert Mueller in Trump’s life, and nailed Trump’s and Kushner’s insatiable cravings for cash. Fire and Fury records Bannon as saying: “This is all about money laundering … It goes through Deutsche Bank and Kushner and all that shit.” Talk about getting the big picture right.

This time, Wolff finds himself pitted against the special counsel’s office, as to whether Mueller’s team drew up or had drawn up a three-count indictment against the president in March 2018. Team Mueller has issued something other than a categorical denial: “The documents that you’ve described do not exist.” Let us parse.

Note the expression “documents that you’ve described”. Note the use of the present tense. As an impeached former president said: “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.”

Regardless, Wolff’s guide, the major-domo of Trump’s 2016 campaign who became a White House adviser until he wasn’t, enjoys tweaking his former boss. Bannon volunteers that he helped concoct the story that the Mueller investigation was the demon spawn of the “deep state”, and says there was never much substance to it.

As Wolff tells it, “among the nimblest conspiracy provocateurs of the Trump age, Bannon spelled out the … narrative in powerful detail”. But then Bannon’s voice pierces his own self-generated din: “You do realize … that none of this is true.” Allow that one to sink in.

Wolff also has Bannon calling the Trump Organization a criminal enterprise and predicting its downfall: “This is where it isn’t a witch-hunt – even for the hardcore, this is where he turns into just a crooked business guy … Not the billionaire he said he was, just another scumbag.” Allow that to sink in, too.

Expect Bannon to be quoted by Nancy Pelosi, Jerry Nadler, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the eventual Democratic candidate. Also look for the Democratic National Committee to send chocolates to Bannon, once head of Breitbart and a partner in Cambridge Analytica, next Easter.

More broadly, Wolff injects that “Trump measured loyalty, that significant currency of his business and walk-on-the-wild-side lifestyle, by who was so dependent on him, and as clearly exposed as he was, that they would of course lie for him”. Said differently, there are ample reasons as to why Mueller refused to give Trump anything approaching a clean bill of health on the issue of obstruction of justice.

‘A new alternative reality’

Siege also ladles out what we have come to expect from deep dives into Trumpworld – sex (real or imagined), race and religion.

Wolff reports of Trump bragging to others of a dalliance with the former United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley and of his supposedly “banging” a junior White House staffer who had “a way about her”.

Wolff badly burned himself when he first raised the notion of a Trump-Haley affair. Haley herself angrily and adamantly denied it.

As for the unnamed White House staffer, Wolff ponders: “Locker room talk? Or all part of a new alternative reality that only he seemed to be living in?”

Still, Trump can count on the Rev Franklin Graham leading our nation in prayer on Sunday 2 June, on behalf of its beleaguered leader. That is two days before Wolff’s book comes out.

Bannon refuses to rule out that Trump is a racist. As for antisemitism, Bannon doesn’t think so. But Wolff has his doubts.

The author reports a Trump fantasy concerning Allen Weisselberg, an Orthodox Jew and the Trump Organization’s chief financial officer. Weisselberg has reportedly cooperated with law enforcement. In turn, Wolff writes, Trump has “developed a riff on the horrors that an Orthodox Jew would probably encounter in jail, one that sketched a vivid picture of a tattooed Nazi cellmate”.

Catholics come in for their share of distrust and scrutiny, too. After Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the supreme court, in Wolff’s telling the president became sensitized to the absence of a lifelong Protestant on the highest court.

According to Wolff, Trump began to suspect that he was being played by McGahn, his lawyer, and by Leonard Leo of the Federalist Society who was purportedly a member of Opus Dei, a traditionalist Catholic group. Specifically, Wolff writes, Trump started to ask whether Kavanaugh was the end product of a Catholic plot to abolish abortion. Trump is not so pro-life. Who’d have guessed?

Wolff’s Trump also blamed his nominee’s weepy persona on the church. “He seems weak,” the president is quoted as saying. “Not strong. He was probably molested by a priest.”

‘A single unstable individual’

Wolff’s Siege guns are also turned on Kushner. The author goes into granular detail about business deals and foreign partners. Trump and Kushner come in for scathing criticism for conflating America’s national interest with personal financial needs. “L’état cést moi”, indeed.

On that score, Wolff quotes a stinging rebuke by Henry Kissinger at a small lunch attended by Rupert Murdoch, among others: “The entire foreign policy is based on a single unstable individual’s reaction to perceptions of slights or flattery. If someone says something nice about him, they are our friend; if they say something unkind, if they don’t kiss the ring, they are our enemy.”

Murdoch, Wolff writes, nodded in approval.

After the Guardian published its initial report on Siege, a loyal administration veteran sent a text to this reviewer.

“Why,” it read, “isn’t anyone writing the story that the Mueller investigation [was] designed as a cloak/shield”, as a plot to “overthrow a duly elected president”. To the response that people the individual had worked with had spoken to Wolff on the record, and that the Guardian had not written Siege, the reply was terse: “Got it.”

Doubtful. On Wednesday, Mueller told the world that if his office believed Trump had not obstructed justice, he would have said so. As Michael Wolff returns to torment Donald Trump, the sword of impeachment dangles more ominously than ever.

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Jared Kushner’s Axios Interview: Clown show.

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The second season of Axios premiered on HBO Sunday night, and it kicked off with an interview with Senior Advisor to the President of the United States Jared Kushner. It was, to borrow a phrase from a Senior Advisor to the President of the United States, “a clown show.” Axios reporter Jonathan Swan pushed back at some of Kushner’s more ridiculous statements, and in response, Kushner fell flat on his face so quickly he appeared to be suffering from some sort of localized anomaly in Earth’s gravitational field. It turns out that the president’s son-in-law has been reticent with the press for reasons that become painfully clear as the interview progresses: He doesn’t know anything and he believes even less. Here are three of his most spectacular face-plants.

On Abortion

Kushner first ran into trouble when Swan pushed him on Donald Trump’s extremely late-in-life conversion to the anti-abortion movement. To naïve observers, it might seem like political operatives should work to achieve political goals they believe in, but as Kushner explained, there’s nothing unseemly about “enforcing” policies that hurt other people, even if you don’t support those policies yourself:

Kushner: … I think [Trump] respects people who are willing to be honest with him. When I do disagree, you’ll never read about it in the press, and I wouldn’t say it publicly. But I will say there’s a lot more things I agree with him on than disagree.

Swan: So you agree with him on economics, on foreign policy. Where do you stand on abortion?

Kushner: Again, I was not the person who was elected.

Swan: So you agree with the president’s position?

Kushner: I’m here to enforce his positions. His position is the one that as a staffer in the White House, we’ll work to push.

So if you don’t like Jared Kushner’s current work “enforcing” his father-in-law’s anti-abortion positions, don’t hold it against Jared Kushner: he doesn’t really believe in any of it. Maybe he can work for a pro-choice administration next and undo some of the damage!

On Whether or Not Palestinians Can Govern Themselves

Kushner’s next gaffe comes from a tactic more interviewers should employ when dealing with the Trump administration: Asking an open-ended question that allows the interviewee to ramble on until they reveal how far out of their depth they are. In this case, Swan asks if Palestinians are “capable of governing themselves.” Let’s see if Kushner spots the racism inherent in treating that like an open question, or if he tries to bullshit his way through by giving what he thinks sounds like a judicious answer:

Swan: Do you believe that the Palestinians are capable of governing themselves without Israeli interference?

Kushner: I think that’s a very good question. I think that that’s one that we’ll have to see. The hope is is that they, over time, can become capable of governing …

Swan: They being the Palestinians.

Kushner: The Palestinians. I think there are some things that the current Palestinian government has done well and there are some things that are lacking. And I do think that in order for the area to be investable, for investors to come in and want to invest in different industries and infrastructure and create jobs, you do need to have a fair judicial system, freedom of press, freedom of expression, tolerance for all religions, and so …

Swan: Can they have freedom from any Israeli government or military interference?

Kushner: I think that it’s a high bar.

Well, that didn’t go well. Kushner is not willing to talk about the specifics of his long-promised plan for the middle east, but if the goal is to make the area “investable” while we all wait around until Jared Kushner decides that the Palestinians can be treated like adults, that doesn’t sound like great news for the Palestinians. It’s also a pleasure to watch Kushner scurry off into vague poll-tested phrases whenever he’s asked about something concrete, like his half-remembered salute to the Four Freedoms above. There’s also this exchange, in which Kushner makes the claim that the Palestinians are too focused on bread-and-butter issues to worry about anything as abstract as sovereignty; he could have a bright future running messaging for the Democratic Party:

Swan: Do you believe the Palestinian people deserve their own independent sovereign state with a capital in East Jerusalem?

Kushner: There’s a difference between the technocrats and there’s a difference between the people. The technocrats are focused on very technocratic things, and when I speak to Palestinian people, what they want is they want the opportunity to live a better life. They want the opportunity to pay their mortgage, to have …

Swan: You don’t think they want their own state, free from Israeli government and military?

Kushner: I think that they want an opportunity. 

Damn those technocrats, always focusing on the wrong things!

On Whether or Not Donald Trump Has Ever Done Anything Racist

This is probably the most telling exchange in the interview, and it’s worth savoring how beautifully Swan crafts its one-two punch. First he lets Kushner ramble on and on about how much Donald Trump isn’t a racist. Then he asks him about specific racist actions Trump has taken recently, leaving Kushner to explain how Trump’s birtherism and promise of a ban on Muslim immigration were not, in fact, racist or bigoted. (He doesn’t even get into the Central Park Five.) You can see Kushner trying to pull off the traditional Republican move of pondering whether or not Trump is “a racist” while Swan keeps refocusing on Trump’s racist actions rather than the contents of his heart.

Swan: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, she calls, she has called President Trump a racist. Have you ever seen him say or do anything that you would describe as racist or bigoted?

Kushner: So the answer is no. Absolutely not. You can’t not be a racist for 69 years and then run for president and be a racist. What I’ll say is that when a lot of the Democrats cause the president a racist, I think they’re doing a disservice to people who suffer because of real racism in this country.

Swan: Was birtherism racist?

Kushner: Um, look, I wasn’t really involved in that.

Swan: I know you weren’t! Was it racist?

Kushner: Like I said, I wasn’t involved in that.

Swan: I know you weren’t! Was it racist?

Kushner: Um, look, I know who the president is and I have not seen anything in him that is racist. So, again, I was not involved in that.

Swan: Did you wish he didn’t do that?

Kushner: Like I said, I was not involved in that. That was a long time ago.

Swan: The other issue that often gets brought up in this conversation is that he campaigned on banning Muslims. Would you describe that as religiously bigoted?

Kushner: Look, I think that the president did his campaign the way he did his campaign, and I think…

Swan: He did! But do you wish he didn’t? Do you wish he didn’t make that speech?

Kushner: Uh, I think he’s here today and I think he’s doing a lot of great things for the country, and that’s what I’m proud of.

“I think that the president did his campaign the way he did his campaign” is an amazing statement from a man who claimed only seconds earlier to have never seen Donald Trump do anything racist. Kushner is perfectly fine with allying with white supremacists for tactical reasons, and seems annoyed that anyone would ask him if Trump was being sincere about it. Kushner’s answer seems to be, essentially, that of course Donald Trump’s belief in white supremacy isn’t sincere, which is why it is okay to work for him. (Similarly, Kushner resents that people might assume he is personally anti-abortion simply because he is helping a president with the stated goal of overturning Roe v. Wade: He’s a pure mercenary.) But no one would care what Donald Trump believed if he were a brain in a jar: It’s what he does that people object to. And as ridiculous as Kushner’s Axios interview was, it’s what Jared Kushner has done that matters, not anything he said in this embarrassing television appearance. Still, it’s hard to say whether or not talking to Axios will help or hurt Kushner in the long run. On the one hand, he revealed himself and the administration that hired him to be even more dangerously unqualified than the nation had previously imagined. On the other hand, he’s going to be squirming and dissembling his way through awkward explanations of his time working for the Trump administration for the rest of his life. It can’t hurt to get a little practice in.


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World – TIME: Trump’s Visit Is a Reminder That Europe Is Being Bullied by America — And It Is Working

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As President Trump landed in the U.K. on June 3 for a visit that also includes Ireland and France, we have yet another opportunity to reflect on the health of the transatlantic relationship.

The situation is considerably different from July last year, when Trump’s U.K. trip was lampooned by commentators and hounded by protesters. Trump has now molded a presidential administration that is far closer to his own worldview. The gloves are off when it comes to his two foreign policy priorities – Iran and China. He may have a less pliant U.S. Congress, following the Democratic take-over of the House last November, but the failure of the Mueller Report to land the killer blow that many of his opponents hoped, combined with a strong domestic economy, mean that he is now a favorite to win the 2020 election.

For its part, Europe has grown weaker rather than stronger over the same period. The elections to the European Parliament have revealed that Trumpian populism is on the rise on this side of the Atlantic also. President Emmanuel Macron, the anti-Trump standard bearer, has lost his luster; Angela Merkel has formally moved into the twilight of her Chancellorship; and Theresa May is stepping down as Prime Minister after failing to deliver Brexit on schedule.

On the international stage, France, Germany and the U.K. have been unable to make any headway in resisting the growing stranglehold that renewed U.S. sanctions are imposing on European companies that might have wanted to follow their governments’ urging and sustain trade relations with Iran.

Similarly, Europeans have watched powerlessly from the sidelines as the U.S. has ratcheted up its tariffs on Chinese exports to the U.S. The spectacle of U.K. chip designer ARM and other European companies cutting business ties with Chinese telecoms company Huawei following its naming on the U.S. foreign entities list, has amplified the extra-territorial reach of America’s geo-economic strategy.

Today, Europeans hold no sway and have no say over U.S. foreign policy decisions that many believe run counter to their interests. Yet they and their companies are being forced to serve as agents of these policies. They are being bullied, and it is working.

President Trump has exposed pitilessly the fact that, while might may not be right, might generally wins. Europeans cannot play hardball in return unless they have the resources and credibility to follow through.

On security, they currently lack both the resources and the combined political willpower to demonstrate strategic autonomy. On the economic front, however, the situation is more nuanced.

Europeans are more exposed than the U.S. to a slowdown in the Chinese and global economies but they do have power in two areas.The first is on setting rules that most multinational companies, including those from the U.S., follow across a host of key policy areas, from data protection to anti-corruption to protection of human rights. The second is in international trade negotiations, where the E.U. has sustained a program of trade opening negotiations in parallel to Trump’s aggressive efforts to gain unilateral advantage over its most important trade partners. U.S. companies and farmers have discovered that the recent E.U. trade agreement with Japan has decreased their competitiveness in both markets.

While this will give European leaders meeting President Trump in Normandy some sense of consolation, the same cannot be said of Prime Minister Theresa May. Britain is not just distracted by the endless process of negotiating its departure from the E.U. If or when it succeeds in leaving, it will also lose its voice in those policy areas where Europeans collectively carry most clout — designing international regulations and concluding large-scale trade deals. Instead, British policy makers will have to manage an increasingly assertive and self-interested U.S. Administration which expects the U.K. to help it redress the transatlantic balance further in Washington’s favour.

The next Prime Minister will be caught between the reality of the U.K.’s low credibility as an independent actor during its endless exit from the E.U., and the desire of a large part of its public and body politic to see the country demonstrate some of its past plucky self-assurance. Caught between these cross-currents, President Trump’s visit is the moment for the British to follow David Cameron’s rhetorical advice from 11 September 2006 and show that Britain has learned to be a “solid but not slavish ally” to the US.

This piece was originally published by Chatham House.

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