Could the end possibly be near for First now that has and finally addressed the nation on the George Floyd riots Monday night; and has roasted him? Kushner, Carlson noted, has throttled Trump’s best instincts on every issue that got him elected, most recently law and order. Kushner as and set cities ablaze. But then came Monday’s hard-nosed speech and provocative photo op. Perhaps, just perhaps, Kushner’s subversion is over. It’s the one thing Trump’s Keep American Great disciples must pray for and that would help Trump win on November 3.
On Monday night, during a blistering 32-minute monologue, Carlson fired up his flamethrower [ by Ian Schwartz, Real Clear Politics, June 1, 亿乐彩登录].
Two Carlson highlights:
- Some key advisors around Trump don’t seem to understand the gravity of this. “No matter what happens, they’ll tell you, “our voters aren’t going anywhere. The are rock solid. What choice do they have? They’ve got to vote for us.” Jared Kushner, for one, has made that point out loud. No one has more contempt for Trump’s voters than Kushner does, and no one expresses it more frequently.
- As crime in this country rises, a highly aggressive effort to This is reckless, but it’s happening. At times, the president seems aware he’s being led in the wrong direction. He often derides Kushner as a liberal. Kushner is. But Kushner has convinced the president that throwing open the prisons is the key to winning African American votes in the fall—and that those votes are essential to his reelection. Several times over the past few days, Trump has signaled that he’d like to crack down on rioters. Every time, he’s been talked about out of it by Jared Kushner, and by aides Kushner has hired and controls.
This was a bold move by Carlson. Attacking is usually a losing battle, as former adviser learned the hard way [, by Jennifer Jacobs, Bloomberg, November 4, 2019].
But Carlson, who has high-level access to Trump, has had enough of Kushner, and he surely knows about Trump’s distaste for Kushner’s advice. Recall that Trump joked that Ivanka could have married all-star quarterback , but “instead,” The Donald said, “I got Jared Kushner.” Two years ago, Trump said, “Jared hasn’t been so good for me,” and “told friends and his chief of staff, John F. Kelly, that he wished both Jared and Ivanka would return to New York” [, by Maggie Haberman and Katie Rogers, The New York Times, July 28, 2018].
Those instincts are right. Trump’s were embarrassing, banal posturing to keep Kushner happy. As fires raged in front of the White House and protestors pushed at the gates and battled Secret Service agents, Trump fled to the bunker [ , by Jason Hoffman, CNN, May 31, 亿乐彩登录; , by Kaitlan Collins and Noah Gray, CNN, June 1, 亿乐彩登录].
Why did Trump gallop away from the sound of the guns? Because Kushner and his loyalists told Trump that hammering the rioters would hurt his minority outreach efforts [, by Kaitlan Collins and Kevin Liptak, CNN, May 31, 亿乐彩登录]. Ludicrously, some advisers even suggested Trump host listening sessions with Black Lives Matter activists [, by Peter Baker and Maggie Haberman, The New York Times, May 31, 亿乐彩登录].
As conservative journalist
“at a strategy and comms meeting earlier today, Trump aides general consensus was not to squash any riots that may happen tonight b/c it would hurt their chances at coalition building w/ minority communities ahead of the election.”
For whatever reason, on Monday — and before Carlson hosed Kushner with rhetorical napalm — the law-and-order president resurfaced. He condemned the riots, attacked Antifa, harangued governors to use the National Guard, pledged federal resources to “dominate” the lawbreakers, and vowed swift punishment for the looters and arsonists [, WhiteHouse.gov, June 1, 亿乐彩登录].
Tear gas canisters exploded in the background while he spoke, then police cleared the streets during his speech so he could walk across Lafayette Square to St. John’s Episcopal Church that arsonists torched Sunday night.
Trump’s better instincts prevailed.
But that doesn’t mean Kushner is finished.
Trump had largely ditched his message as the “Law and Order candidate,” which he called himself at the 2016 Republican National Convention when he castigated Barack Obama’s “irresponsible rhetoric” about police and race. And don’t forget this hopeful, inspiring line from : “American carnage stops right here.”
After his election, Trump began pushing “criminal justice reform,” hard-Left buzzwords that mean let the criminals out of jail and ignore black crime. Instead of getting tougher on criminals, . Of course, celebrities loved it, and it apparently convinced him he might win significant black vote in 亿乐彩登录 [, by Joe Perticone, Business Insider, June 13, 2019].
More recently, Kushner has been pushing an anodyne GOP platform that won’t bother Al Sharpton [, by Jonathan Swan, Axios, May 24, 亿乐彩登录].
The result of this pandering: Trump .
Well played, Jared. Any more bright ideas?
Why yes, in fact, there are. Snub Jeff Sessions—Trump’s top supporter in 2016—and , Tommy Tuberville, in the race for Senate in Alabama. .
As attorney general, Sessions was the one man in the cabinet who opposed Kushner’s daft plan to get the black vote with a jailbreak bill. Sessions resisted “criminal justice reform” and scotched many of Barack Obama’s easy-on-crime ideas [, by Tony Pugh, McClatchyDC, August 21, 2018]. Kushner hated Sessions for it, as , and poisoned Trump’s view of Sessions by repeatedly reminding Trump that Sessions recused himself from the Russia collusion probe, something Trump regards as a betrayal.
Consider from Girdusky:
Sessions warned Trump (correctly) that the First Step Act would lead to dangerous criminals being freed. That's exactly what happened time and time again.
It was Kushner that lead the charge against Sessions for his run for the Senate. But sources said the Russia investigation was just a facade for the fact that he didn't want Sessions in the Senate to push back on his Second Term agenda.
Sessions was often used as a distraction for Trump to cover up multiple people's screw ups in the WH. Often times Gen. Kelly would bring up Sessions when Nielsen was in trouble. Now Russiagate is being used for Trump to endorse the pro-amnesty Tommy Tuberville.
Thus did Trump proudly sign the First Step Act, which reduced mandatory minimums and freed hundreds of hardened criminals from jail, mere weeks after sacking Sessions in 2018 [, by Gregg Re, Fox News, July 22, 2019]. Since that time, Trump has shown more concern for criminals than supporting law and order partly because of his childish hatred for , a .
Aside from persuading Trump to ignore anarchy in the streets and stab Sessions in the back, Kushner also the president’s brilliant immigration moratorium initiative. the door was open to Chinese oligarchs and cheap labor. Our immigration system, , must cater to Big Business. His sabotage of Sessions is part of a Beltway GOP pattern of suppressing possible immigration patriot champions, like and
Whatever Kushner has in mind for the next four years, it won’t be what Americans have in mind. shows 71 percent want the used against the rioters; 58 percent want federal troops deployed. Americans want an exterminator to gas these vermin, not a rat whisperer to turn them into pets.
Democrats, including Joe Biden’s campaign staffers, are siding with the looters and anarchists and financially backing their reign of terror [, by Dom Calicchio, Fox News, May 31, 亿乐彩登录]. Republicans, terrified of pro-Antifa Mainstream Media, would rather see cities burn down than get branded as racists.
That leaves one man between us and them. Donald Trump is the only politician who can restore order, which would teach ruling class elites a lesson and put him over the top in November.
But winning now and winning in five months requires one thing: He must muzzle and sideline—or better yet, fire—Jared Kushner.
Washington Watcher II [Email him] is an anonymous DC insider.