Monday, January 09, 2017

Donald Trump is going to appoint his son-in-law as his senior adviser. Well of course he is.

Courtesy of CNN: 

Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will be senior adviser to the president, a senior transition official told CNN Monday. 

The 35-year-old businessman-turned-political strategist played a key part in his father-in-law's presidential campaign and his new position is expected to test the limit of federal anti-nepotism rules.

Of course Kushner is the son of an ex-con, with no government experience, and numerous ongoing business deals around the world.

Seems like the perfect fit for a Trump administration.

Welcome to the kleptocracy.

(P.S. Any minute now you can expect Sarah Palin to launch an attack on Facebook concerning this obvious case of crony capitalism. Yep, any minute now. Probably just sleeping in, or getting over a hangover, but you stay tuned cause it's a coming.)


  1. Anonymous4:42 PM

    Palin is spewing because none of her children married well.

    1. Anonymous6:15 PM

      Now BITTER cold is on the way to Alaska.

  2. Anonymous4:45 PM

    Who is this Palin that you speak of ?
    Can this be the pageant contestant that came in 2nd to a beautiful black woman?
    Can this be the Palin who was a contestant for a vice presidential gig?
    Can this be the imbecile that can only speak word salad?
    Can this be the palin who has the most ignorant family other then Trig.
    Is this the POS Palin that , never mind . Its an endless pit of disgusting behavior .

  3. Anonymous4:49 PM

    Ivanka Trump will not take White House position for now while husband, Jared Kushner, plans reshuffling of assets

    .... But Ivanka, Trump's daughter, will not be taking a White House position for now as she focuses on settling her children into their new home and schools in Washington, D.C.

    .... The newspaper also said that Kushner plans to resign as Kushner Companies CEO and divest "substantial assets."

    .... Ivanka Trump will also be divesting assets and resigning from her key roles in the Trump Organization as well as her fashion business. She will, however, retain her position at the luxury hotel in the Old Post Office Building in D.C. This means that her husband, Kushner, will have to recuse himself from any matters that would affect her interest in the property.


    1. Anonymous3:15 AM

      This would be the hotel that contractors are suing for unpaid wages? $5 MILLION in unpaid wages, to be exact. Great family to move into power. Ivanka will be pulling the strings, Jared is just her puppet with "daddy" I think tRump HAS to keep family close, to cover his ass when he does something stupid, which almost a daily occurrence. tRump thinks he is KING, so he acts like one (without a brain).

  4. Anonymous4:56 PM

    What's she going to say? He's a Jew, she's a big supporter of Israel, and, even if she's holed up in Alasssska, isn't she still angling behind the scenes to get MOH's foot in the door?

    Besides, TAWD being HER shadow governor, isn't that a little hypocritical? Of course it is and why she most likely will.....

  5. Kayla Johnson4:58 PM

    Ivanka told 60 Minutes shortly after the election that she just wanted to be a daughter. She is a lying, conniving grifter just like her POS father.

    1. Anonymous5:12 PM


      I'd like to see the likes of 60 Minutes and like programs give them the brush off.

      I am a follower of Dan Rather on Facebook, and to this day his posts are well thought out and from the heart. That man knows politics and he's one hell of a journalist.

    2. Anonymous6:09 PM

      New's' from Dan the Man Rather!

      News&Guts, love it....

    3. Anonymous6:48 PM

      Yep, We knew Ivanka was lying then, sire did. She acts like she's some finishing school graduate speaking in a soft ladylike voice, but she's a viper.

    4. Kushner is a lot more like Donald than people realize.

      Probably the son Donald wished he had since Jr and clone are such a disappointment.

  6. Anonymous4:58 PM

    I heard that the matchmaker for Ivanka and Jared was Wendi Deng Murdoch. Yes, that same Wendi Deng Murdoch that Ivanka and Jared vacationed with in Croatia in August. The same one that was reported to be Putin's girlfriend. And yes, she is Rupert Murdoch's ex. She denies that she has even met Putin, but who knows. She is clearly part of an inner circle that includes folks who do know Putin - she was "spotted vacationing aboard the $400 million yacht of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich - a close friend of Putin." (see daily mail article of July 25, 2016 here:

    She is a renowned matchmaker so perhaps she set up Drumpf and Putin? Or maybe she is just a courier for them?

    1. Anonymous6:03 PM

    2. Anonymous6:49 PM

      Exactly re Wendi Deng. And that trip w/ Ivanka to Croatia and its timing was suspicious and I said so back when it happened.

    3. You're familiar with the scandal story of her affair with Blair?

    4. Anonymous3:20 AM

      Maybe Ivanka was testing out Daddy's new means of communication. He said "Write it our, have someone deliver it, rather than e-mail messages" Ivanka is a conniving witch, it goes with the territory. She has successfully obliterated Maleria. Ivanka plops herself front and center whenever there is a camera nearby.

  7. Anonymous5:06 PM

    I'm not surprised by this position for Jared. Everyone knows that Trump is mentally ill so they will continue to cover for him during his presidency. In other words, Jared will make the presidential decisions.

    1. Even Reagan didn't need to be managed this much and he has Alzheimer's.

      They've got Breitbart, Conjob, Ivanka and now Kushner all managing Trump.

    2. Anonymous3:50 AM

      Even Reagan didn't need to be managed this much and he has Alzheimer's.
      Your joking right, either you don’t remember or aren’t old enough to know that Nancy kept Ronnie isolated, she decide who, when and if anyone could see him.

      Nancy was running the White House 100% of the time.

    3. I remember quite well.

      Reagan had Nancy.

      Donald has Ivanka AND Kellyanus AND Jared AND Breitbart AND who knows how many others? He needs a fleet of handlers to control him.

    4. Not as much mental illness as a bad case of advanced CRS and Jared has to be there to remind Trump of "things"

  8. Anonymous5:11 PM

    IT IS TRUE (America elected a big baby, a spoiled brat)

    "It is the ultimate revenge to become the most powerful man in the universe.”

    ● ".... a glimpse of how focused Trump can be on settling political scores, no matter how minor...."

    ● "....One thing that's crystal clear is the message this result sends every GOP elected official and party leader in the country: confront Trump at your political peril -- he does not forget a slight...."

    Washington Post
    Donald Trump just settled a political score in Ohio

    By Amber Phillips
    January 6

    Normally we wouldn't interrupt our regularly scheduled programming about Donald Trump's bashing of Arnold Schwarzenegger to tell you who 65 Ohio Republicans voted for to lead their state party.

    But this involves Trump, too. In fact, Trump was likely paying close attention to how those 65 Republicans in Ohio voted Friday --- and he's likely happy with the outcome.

    The chair of the Ohio GOP party, Matt Borges, lost reelection Friday amid complaints he wasn't loyal to Trump during the campaign. After a close vote that took several rounds, the new chair will be Jane Timken, who was consistently loyal to Trump. (Timken will also be the first female leader of Ohio GOP.)

    This vote was arguably a proxy battle for the direction of Ohio's Republican Party -- and a glimpse of how focused Trump can be on settling political scores, no matter how minor.

    The president-elect personally called some of the undecided members this week to lobby for the eventual winner, while Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) -- who never endorsed Trump during the election -- made calls for his guy, Borges.

    .... One thing that's crystal clear is the message this result sends every GOP elected official and party leader in the country: confront Trump at your political peril -- he does not forget a slight....

    Read at

    1. Anonymous4:35 AM

      All Republicans will fall into line. That's what they do. No thinking for oneself; just walk lockstep into the future.

  9. Anonymous5:19 PM

    Kayla are you saying Ivanka finally said no daddy, I want to be your daughter?


    Kayla Johnson 4:58 PM said

    Ivanka told 60 Minutes shortly after the election that she just wanted to be a daughter. She is a lying, conniving grifter just like her POS father.

  10. Anonymous5:24 PM

    Tweet, how true:

    TechnicallyRon ✔

    If all famous people can constantly criticise Trump for the next four years he'll be too busy ranting on twitter to kill us all.

    5:36 AM - 9 Jan 2017

    1. Anonymous5:59 PM

      Or, hopefully, anyone else. Maybe he'll even be too busy to sign those horrendous bills the GOP is cooking up in the ALEC suite of the House.

  11. Anonymous5:28 PM

    Even Jared's parents wouldn't vote for Trump and they are just as crooked as he is.

    1. Anonymous3:23 AM

      Is Jared's father allowed to vote, after his prison term?

  12. Anonymous5:47 PM

    @5:28 I remember something about Jared's father went to prison and Chris Christie had something to do with it. Christie was the prosecutor.

    Looks where Christie is now. On the outside looking in.

    Jared learned a thing or two about revenge from the bitch Trump.

    A quote from the movie Red Dawn:

    "Boys! Avenge me! Avenge me!"

    1. Anonymous4:32 AM

      I think that Christie lost out over the bridge. Not that Trump cares about his nominees being law abiding but he became a "loser" as soon as that happened. Since that time he has allowed himself to be used by Trump in the vain hope of some piece of the grafting pie.

  13. Anonymous6:10 PM

    That's basically all his kids job - polishing an orange turd. He can't make a move without them. Kushner even said when Ivanka was in the hospital giving birth that her Donald would call her 3 times a day.

    As for impeachment, I hope that doesn't happen because uber-evangelical Mike Pence will screw us even worse. Remember he tried to pass a law forcing women who had abortions to pay for fetus funerals!

    1. Anonymous6:16 PM

      Donald would call 3X a day?
      Daddy you had a boy.

    2. Andrea Jones6:43 PM

      Pence will be the de facto President anyway so it's best for Trump to be driven from office or to die early. Pence at least won't be as likely to start World War III overvbeing insulted on Twitter.

    3. Anonymous3:30 AM

      Remember tRump's doctor wrote that "If elected Donald J(ackass) Trump will be the most physically fit president to EVER hold that office" It was reported that tRump was institutionalized in the 90's. I wonder if that was where he met his "doctor"?Too bad tRump was released before being "cured" unless they decided it was hopeless, he is incurable.

    4. Anonymous3:55 AM

      As much as I can't stand Pence at least we would only have to keep our eye on one guy.

      Traitor trump is a loose cannon, he hasn't even begun to cause international incidents by insulting foreign heads of state.

  14. Anonymous6:13 PM

    😁 spokeswoman for Kushner Companies,... "Jared Kushner was an excellent student in high school..."

    😁 I also quoted administrators at Jared’s high school, who described him as a less than stellar student and expressed dismay at Harvard’s decision.

    😁 “There was no way anybody in the administrative office of the school thought he would on the merits get into Harvard,”

    😁 "... quoted administrators at Jared’s high school..." “His GPA did not warrant it"

    😁 "his SAT scores did not warrant it."


    😁 "We thought for sure, there was no way this was going to happen. Then, lo and behold, Jared was accepted..."

    Washington Post:
    Trump’s influential son-in-law went to Harvard. Is this how Jared Kushner got in?

    Wall Street Journal articles exposing how some wealthy white families can use assets — cash and political connections — to get their children into top colleges and universities. Then in 2006, he wrote a book on the same subject, “The Price of Admission: How America’s Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges — and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates,” adding to his earlier revelations about how elite institutions of higher education talk incessantly about merit-based admissions but don’t always walk that walk.

    In the book, Golden told stories about how specific families maneuvered to get their children into schools they otherwise might not have gotten into without their names, bank accounts and access to power. This is from a Washington Post review of the book when it was published...

    Another one of the families he writes about are the Kushners, which includes 35-year-old Jared Kushner, the husband of Ivanka Trump and confidant to his father-in-law, President-elect Donald Trump. In a new piece for ProPublica, Golden answers why the Kushners were part of the book and details why he believes Harvard accepted Jared Kushner.

    Golden notes:

    Risa Heller, a spokeswoman for Kushner Companies, said in an email Thursday that “the allegation” that Charles Kushner’s gift to Harvard was related to Jared’s admission “is and always has been false.” His parents, Charles and Seryl Kushner, “are enormously generous and have donated over 100 million dollars to universities, hospitals and other charitable causes. Jared Kushner was an excellent student in high school and graduated from Harvard with honors.” (About 90 percent of Jared’s 2003 class at Harvard also graduated with honors.)
    He also wrote this about his book:

    It reported that 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. At the time, Harvard accepted about one of every nine applicants. (Nowadays, it only takes one out of twenty.)
    I also quoted administrators at Jared’s high school, who described him as a less than stellar student and expressed dismay at Harvard’s decision.
    “There was no way anybody in the administrative office of the school thought he would on the merits get into Harvard,” a former official at The Frisch School in Paramus, New Jersey, told me. “His GPA did not warrant it, his SAT scores did not warrant it. We thought for sure, there was no way this was going to happen. Then, lo and behold, Jared was accepted. It was a little bit disappointing because there were at the time other kids we thought should really get in on the merits, and they did not.”....

    1. Anonymous3:34 AM

      well, how did he do once he was admitted?

    2. Anonymous3:35 AM

      G. W. Bush showed up at an interview for Yale DRUNK. His father had to make a large donation to get that slacker in, too. Look where THAT took this country. It is called "affirmative action" for the rich.

    3. Anonymous4:30 AM

      I don't think that any of the Trump "kids" got admitted to college on their own merits. Donnie and Eric are both idiots and Ivanka is not much better. I doubt that Tiffany is very long on brain power either.

  15. abbafan6:26 PM

    If we don't hear a peep from the idiot palin, it means she is still suck-holing for a free invite to the orange shit-gibbon's coronation!

    If she does end up going, it will be interesting to see which one of her spawn gets hauled in by the police!

    1. Anonymous10:34 PM

      Ha. Another one, ABBA fan can't let go of Palin. Guess what ABBA fan? Nobody thinks about Palin anymore except for obsessed fools like yourself! Seriously! Like nobody! For pretty much over 7 years give or take! She is a nobody! You should get a life!

    2. Anonymous3:36 AM

      Lumpy little Johnny Mac is a big ABBA fan! He had their hit "Dancing Queen" as his ringtone for a while. Maybe it is him, still trying to polish the turn that is $carah?

    3. abbafan3:41 AM

      10:34 - I have a life. You don't pay my fuckin' mortgage, so kiss my ass!!

  16. Anonymous6:39 PM

    CBS News:
    Inaugural parade announcer for 11 presidents "heartbroken" he wasn't invited back for Trump

    When President-elect Donald Trump officially takes over the White House in two weeks, his inaugural parade will be missing the legendary voice of 89-year-old Charlie Brotman, the announcer of every inauguration celebration since Dwight Eisenhower in 1957.

    Brotman, who learned last week that he’ll be replaced by a younger, vocal Trump supporter, said he was “heartbroken” about the inauguration committee’s decision.

    “I was destroyed,” he told local Washington D.C. news station WJLA. “I’ve been doing this for 60 years.”....

    1. At last! Trump has finally found a place for Scott Baio in his inauguration ceremony.

    2. Anonymous3:38 AM

      He should thank his lucky stars, not being a participant in this disaster! Not to worry, I doubt that Maleria is invited, either. The first lady, Ivanka, will be by tRump's side.

  17. Anonymous6:41 PM

    Hard to see the patriots, for the treasonous .

    OAFMMc. The most treasonous of all.


  18. Anonymous6:42 PM

    I trust him over Valerie Jarrett. She had some big Chicago problems.

    1. Anonymous9:12 PM

      Finally someone brought up Valerie Jarrett. Back here in Chicago, she is a big joke - totally incompetent. She was fired by Daley for being in the thick of corruption.

    2. Anonymous3:39 AM

      So, Jarrett is just like republicans, only black?

    3. Anonymous6:04 AM

      Go read a newspaper! Her skin color has nothing to do with her incompetence.

  19. James O'Keefe just got caught in a counter sting.

    Couldn't happen to a more deserving asshole. This is how the Democrats should treat the Republicans. Exactly how they were treated.

    "A left-wing political group released a new video Monday of a counter-sting that has uncovered evidence of right-wing activists trying to sow chaos at Donald Trump’s inaugural ceremony, an effort to portray critics of Trump who march against him as violent fringe figures.

    The counter-sting, carried out by The Undercurrent and Americans Take Action, a project of a previous target of provocateur James O’Keefe, managed to surreptitiously record elements of O’Keefe’s network offering huge sums of money to progressive activists if they would disrupt the ceremony and “put a stop to the inauguration” and the related proceedings to such a degree that donors to the clandestine effort would “turn on a TV and maybe not even see Trump.” To have riots blot out coverage of Trump, the donor offered “unlimited resources,” including to shut down bridges into D.C."

    "O’Keefe often releases his videos in dribs and drabs, and Windsor told HuffPost she is planning to do the same with O’Keefe. An edited version of the encounter is embedded below." THIS!

    Like what Chuck Schumer is (finally) doing. Check out the letter:

    "To prove his point, he sent Mitch McConnell a copy of a 2009 letter that McConnell himself had written about vetting nominees.

    In classic Washington fashion, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is using an eight-year-old letter penned by Sen. Mitch McConnell, in which McConnell called for presidential nominees to be thoroughly vetted before they can receive a hearing, against the Kentucky Republican."

    "To prove his point, Schumer read the 2009 letter written by McConnell on the Senate floor. He then sent the letter back to McConnell, with a few minor tweaks. The original copy was addressed to then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).

    Schumer scratched that out, and wrote in McConnell’s name instead. "

    That's the kind of backbone I want to see from Democrats in Congress. I also want them united as a block. For two solid years. If the Republicans could do it for 8, the Democrats can manage for two.

  20. Anonymous6:44 PM

    Drumpf has dementia.
    Did anyone see on msnbc a clip where a reporter asked him about the upcoming confirmation hearings and Drumpf said "they are going very well" and the reporter say "um they haven't started yet...."

    This shit is dangerous.
    help us obie wan are our only hope

    1. Anonymous3:51 AM

      I wondered if I had heard trump correctly.

      Also his response to repealing Obamacare is "everything will work out". OMG

  21. Anonymous6:55 PM

    He's probably there to try and make drumpf look less stupid.

    AC from NJ

  22. "Democratic opposition research group American Bridge publicly released its files on several of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees on Monday, a rare step ahead of this week’s slew of confirmation hearings.

    The group released books on four high-level nominees for Trump’s administration: Rex Tillerson for secretary of state, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) for attorney general, Ben Carson for housing secretary and Betsy DeVos for secretary of education. Each book contains hundreds of pages detailing each nominee’s background, financial interests and past comments or actions relevant to the work they’d be doing in their respective roles.

    Typically, groups like American Bridge keep research books like these under tight wraps, and selectively provide information to other political groups or reporters when it’s politically advantageous to do so. But after Senate Republicans scheduled several of the most high-profile confirmation hearings for the same day, the group decided to take the unusual step of releasing all their research at once.

    “Senate Republicans are cynically slamming through Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees and covering up the nominees’ conflicts of interest from their constituents,” said American Bridge president Jessica Mackler. “American Bridge is the antidote ― we’re releasing hundreds of pages of research on some of Trump’s most dangerous nominees so people can learn about the nominees for themselves.” "

    "American Bridge hopes that by releasing its research books, the public can do some of this vetting themselves.

    “This research exposes Trump’s nominees as predatory billionaires and ideologues who built their careers by hurting working families, just like Trump,” Mackler said. “And just like Trump, his cabinet will protect their fellow billionaires at the expense of the American people.” "

  23. Anonymous7:52 PM

    The Republicans will break it and the Democrats will fix it. Been that way for some time now.

    1. Anonymous3:49 AM

      At the rate tRump is moving, there may not be much left for the dems. to fix.

    2. Anonymous4:24 AM

      Ever since the two political parties really coalesced in the early 1900's. It might not be possible for the Democrats to fix this mess though. The 2016 election may have been our last.

  24. Anonymous8:10 PM

    I've had a feeling for awhile that Jared & Ivanka have been pulling Daddy's strings for awhile.

  25. Anonymous8:20 PM

    Love the expression on the black guys face in that photo. I'd like to know what was going on in his head.

  26. His right. As long as he doesn't get paid...directly on the table. It was expected

  27. Anonymous3:32 AM

    Kelly Con was on PBS (while her phone was going off, demonstrates what she thinks of journalists) spewing crap about Jared, “he is a millionaire” seems to be the only qualification that traitor trump is looking for. When asked if Ivanka is going to join also, Kelly Con babbled on about Ivanka’s business holdings. I am sure Ivanka will be in on everything, she will pretend to be visiting her husband, in reality she will be helping daddy.

    She also mentioned that the Democrats had better not delay cabinet confirmations because the rich, elite folks are making huge sacrifices to join the government, besides they are rich and don’t need to fill out any paperwork. HA HA if they weren’t getting something, they wouldn’t be doing it and they also have more than money than they can spend in a couple lifetimes.

    So it appears if you are an elite, rich person, trump thinks you qualified for anything. Hey trump supporter troll, what happened to draining the swamp?

  28. Anonymous3:49 AM

    Jared supposedly sold his businesses; he is not taking a salary. What is he supporting his family on for the next year? welfare?

    Are we suppose to believe that he not going to be making any money and live off the proceeds of the sale to support his life style?

    1. Anonymous5:27 AM

      Plus, he'll be talking to his wife of what is going on in his father-in-law's government which will assist them in purchasing the correct stocks as well as new stocks that will be offered, enhancing their financial portfolio!

      The control of our government by the Trump family is going to be a huge disaster for the poor, some middle class and minorities of America!

      Don't they have 'enough' as their portfolios already stand? When is enough "enough'?

    2. Anonymous7:20 AM

      5:27 When is enough enough? Never!

    3. Anonymous1:19 PM

      This will also make it easier for Ivanka to act as first lady, donnie will call melanomia and tell her not to bother to come from NYC.

  29. Anonymous4:23 AM

    Can any sane person imagine another president doing this? It's a matter of "keep it in the family" so the lies, deceptions, frauds, illegal behavior will less likely be known to the world. After all, the Trumps are all alike and they all know how dependent they are on Comrade Trump.

    1. Anonymous1:20 PM

      All I know if it was a Democrat, the republicans would already be holding investigations.

  30. Anonymous5:20 AM

    I'm just amazed that Trump's behavior cannot be stopped. What is wrong w/our country and its current leaders?

    I thought there were laws AGAINST nepotism when it comes to this matter?

    And, Jeff Sessions is a horrible person and should NOT be approved to the position of Attorney General. He's a proven racist! It's very easy to review his background on line!

    I'm appalled and worried as to the direction our country is going. We are going to be controlled and dictated to by Trump and his ilk. Be prepared, America!

  31. Anonymous8:55 AM

    I agree with 3:15 and 5:06. Trump has mental health issues and needs a close family member around to cover and protect him from himself.


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