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The Clown Prince to the nation's rescue? Arrrrgh, we're doomed for sure now.

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Sounds like the Environmental Minister we have here in Japan. No this fella should take a backseat to Pence and stay there. President Trump should leave the "elected" to run the issues as the country of the US should not be "family business". FIRED..

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Surprise?

No, this is very predictable. His name pops up whenever there is an opportunity to enrich his business, his friend Netanyahu, and Israel.

Arrrrgh, we're doomed for sure now.

Indeed.

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Prince Nepotism with great plans for peace in the Middle East and fighting the pandemic, despite absolutely no experience in anything except in making money for his own companies. This guy also gives me the creeps - he looks as if he's just escaped from Madame Tussaud's or a shop window.

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"Surprise" to morons, perhaps.

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I thought he was busy bringing peace to the Middle East? Wait, are you saying he's also got serious epidemiological kung fu!? This guy just rocks. It's like something on TV. No wait, actually it's only on TV b/c god knows he and his authoritarian FIL aren't capable of anything more than spin and bs.

Only a profoundly ignorant and insecure bloke like Trump would appoint a completely unqualified family member for such an important role. After all where could you find a more brown nosing yes man. God knows we know what happens when you speak even a modicum of truth to Orange Narcissus. See Capt. Crozier.

Venal grifters gotta do what they do, though. Put Jared's smug face and Trump's endless blathering nonsense on a loop, have Bloomberg fund massive ad buys across the country.

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Nepotism clouds my vision.

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pukey:

despite absolutely no experience in anything except in making money for his own companies

sounds a bit like the 80,000/month zero-experience gas expert son of Joe BIden, doesn´t it. That said, I am not happy with this guy being involved in politics either. Although thinking out of the box would certainly be a good thing, rather than relying on "professional" politicians.

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Kushner would get on well with Trump for sure.

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Although thinking out of the box would certainly be a good thing, rather than relying on "professional" politicians.

Maybe, but it depends on who’s doing the thinking. There has to be better minds than Ivanka and her husband out there.

Nepotism is banana republic crap.

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Nothing like having the yes man working for you....

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Republicans freaked out because they figure Biden's son got a job in Ukraine he was unqualified for, due to being Biden's son.

And they support Kushner getting this job, even though he's unqualified, and only got the job due to being Trump's son in law.

Hypocrisy at it's finest.

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Zaphod: "Although thinking out of the box would certainly be a good thing, rather than relying on "professional" politicians."

Yeah, but you're talking about punk DESPERATE for government money to bail him out of his bad business deals... money that will be provided via the tax payer through his father in law if he parrots him in front of the media. What has he done in his 10th role in the current government thus far? I think so far he's said the needy don't deserve the medical equipment they require to save lives. That's not thinking outside any box, lad, that's thinking with head up Trump's backside.

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Kushner is also unpaid and not working for a foreign government. But dont let that stop you.

And they support Kushner getting this job, even though he's unqualified, and only got the job due to being Trump's son in law.

Hypocrisy at it's finest.

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"hidden genius,"

Oy vey! Appointed nepotistically by another, the "stable genius"! Reality is beginning to look like a Marvel comic: all we need now is Captain America and this dream-team triumvirate will kick corona's *ss. Seriously, folks, you couldn't make this one up, unless you've followed the Trumpiad for as long as some of us have had the misfortune to have done.

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Kushner is also unpaid and not working for a foreign government. But dont let that stop you.

Yeah, he's only unqualified, and responsible for the health of 300+ million American people.

You're right, hardly equivalent.

Yay nepotism.

Yay Republican hypocrisy.

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Trump has been telling us for months this wasn't a crisis, and would be fixed soon.

So he was just lying? And the Republicans don't care?

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I never want to hear another word from Republicans about Joe Biden getting his son a job.

And Bol0cklabel, if you honestly believe Kushner isn't profiting out of this appointment, I have some real estate on Rainbow Bridge to sell you.

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that was debunked numerous times. He was saying a hoax used for Dem political purposes and Trump bashing which is what I assume is your only contribution here since my absence.

Like Clyburn said this is a “a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.”

An opportunity, huh?

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sounds a bit like the 80,000/month zero-experience gas expert son of Joe BIden, doesn´t it. That said, I am not happy with this guy being involved in politics either. Although thinking out of the box would certainly be a good thing, rather than relying on "professional" politicians.

The huge difference between Hunter Biden and the Kush is Hunter went through law school and passed a bar exam.

Kushner is also unpaid and not working for aforeign government. But dont let that stop you

Hunter Biden did not work for a foreign government, but don’t let that stop you.

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Trump's mind at work - he has two choices to lead efforts to get critical, life-saving equipment to the American people as soon as possible...

He could pick the 4-star USNORTHCOM Commander - a trained military professional with 40 years of experience, a large trained staff, a network of bases, and scores of transportation assets...

Or he could pick his whiny, henpecked son-in-law who's only job experience is a slum lord...

Trump: Easy, get Jared in here...

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and hey after rescuing Biden from the trash pile, look who has a brand new committee with subpoena power to investigate the coronavirus response!

Sure why not take advantage of the opportunity that people dying and the economic pain of the country being shutdown brings, right Dems?

Clyburn Tapped to Chair Coronavirus Committee after Calling Pandemic ‘Tremendous Opportunity’ to Achieve Dem Spending Goals

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The National Review is not a credible source; it has almost as many retractions as Fox “News.” (Sarcasm bless I want to cite it, then it has all the credibility in the world. You see, I use the same standards as Donny’s boys to determine whether something is credible: If it’s for me, it’s credible; if it’s against me, it lacks credibility.)

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The long awaited one has come!

Praise the leader and his followers!

Jared the second in line concerning "genius" will fix everything!

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Kushner won't help the situation. He hasn't proven himself to be of anything of value.

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New Jersey real estate developer Charles Kushner had pledged $2.5 million to Harvard University in 1998, not long before his son Jared was admitted to the prestigious Ivy League school. 

Administrators at Jared’s high school, who described him as a less than stellar student and expressed dismay at Harvard’s decision.

Yup, extremely qualified.

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Trump hires family members because he thinks that they are not going to write nasty books about his mistakes and misunderstandings after he is out of office.

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The official government webpage for the Strategic National Stockpile was altered Friday to seemingly reflect a controversial description of the emergency repository that White House adviser Jared Kushner offered at a news conference Thursday evening.

According to a brief online summary on the Department of Health and Human Services website, the stockpile's role "is to supplement state and local supplies during public health emergencies. Many states have products stockpiled, as well."

But just hours earlier, the text characterized the stockpile as the "nation's largest supply of life-saving pharmaceuticals and medical supplies for use in a public health emergency severe enough to cause local supplies to run out."

The previous language stated that when "state, local, tribal, and territorial responders request federal assistance to support their response efforts, the stockpile ensures that the right medicines and supplies get to those who need them most during an emergency."

Link: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/03/strategic-national-stockpile-description-altered-after-kushners-remarks-163181

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Jared the Slumlord to the rescue. The U.S. is doomed for sure. What qualifications does he have to handle a crisis; especially one of this magnitude?

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With the amazing success of his super great Middle East peace plan, he's the natural pick for a president who favours nepotism over ability or qualification.

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lincolnman:

He could pick the 4-star USNORTHCOM Commander - a trained military professional with 40 years of experience, a large trained staff, a network of bases, and scores of transportation assets...

The article says he is looking for someone to think out of the box. A military general would be the last person to fit that description.

Or he could pick his whiny, henpecked son-in-law who's only job experience is a slum lord...

Do you have refernce for Jared being a "slum lord"? I don´t know much about the guy, please tell me where I can see this.

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gokai_wo_maneku:

Trump hires family members because he thinks that they are not going to write nasty books

I would tend to agree. It is not so much about "books" but more about betrayal in general. He thinks he can trust his family, which is not something one can say bout the deep-state infested existing bureaucracy. He had to work with turncoats and backstabbers for 4 years now, can you blame the guy?

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Trump hires family members because he thinks that they are not going to write nasty books about his mistakes and misunderstandings after he is out of office.

Yep!

1) His sons are bigger idiots than him, so he doesn't trust them to do the job!

2) He also a male chauvinist, so his daughter should only be seen and not heard.

3) Jared is the most capable male considered to be part of the family, and Jared will put the family businesses, first.

#3 is saying a lot because Jared is the most qualified out of the least qualified people.**

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He had to work with turncoats and backstabbers for 4 years now, can you blame the guy?

@WilliB

In other words, people who respect the law believe that no one including the president has the right to use the office of the presidency for their own personal gain!

Got it!

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The Kennedy’s, the Bush’s, the Clinton’s all benefited from Nepotism.

I don’t think it’s necessarily a bad thing.

1) His sons are bigger idiots than him, so he doesn't trust them to do the job!

2) He also a male chauvinist, so his daughter should only be seen and not heard.

3) Jared is the most capable male considered to be part of the family, and Jared will put the family businesses, first.

When liberals get angry like this, it means they’re doing a good job. Keep it coming Jared, the teeth gnashing continues.....

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He could pick the 4-star USNORTHCOM Commander - a trained military professional with 40 years of experience, a large trained staff, a network of bases, and scores of transportation assets...

The article says he is looking for someone to think out of the box. A military general would be the last person to fit that description.

BINGO! And another Trump supporter slams our military....

So do the rest of the Trump supporters here agree with that - that our senior military commanders are idiots?

Or he could pick his whiny, henpecked son-in-law who's only job experience is a slum lord...

Do you have refernce for Jared being a "slum lord"? I don´t know much about the guy, please tell me where I can see this.

I do - but you can do your own research...

He had to work with turncoats and backstabbers for 4 years now, can you blame the guy?

Like Dr Fauci?

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"hidden genius,"

So well hidden that no one can see it. Invisible, like the Emperor's new clothes.

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It depends, but distinctively I remember a while ago when liberals were attacking Flynn and Gen. Petraeus as Un-American and traitors to our country, but dishonoring them was ok....

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It depends, but distinctively I remember a while ago when liberals were attacking Flynn and Gen. Petraeus as Un-American and traitors to our country, but dishonoring them was ok....

That's not the issue. The other Trump supporter here said that our current senior military commanders lack the ability to "think outside the box", denigrating them as unintelligent and ineffective.

Do you agree with that?

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