Jared Kushner is ‘unhappy’ & ‘miserable’ but he’s not going anywhere… yet

A change is gonna come. I have to believe that. I have to believe that bigger (bigglier?) changes will be coming in the months ahead. For now, we just have to deal with some minor changes in the White House. Yesterday, we learned that the WH Communications Director – technically Sean Spicer’s boss – Mike Dubke had resigned. Dubke actually turned in his notice before Trump’s big nine-day trip, and he hasn’t set a date for when he’s actually leaving. Axios reports that this is the first of several staffing/communication changes being made. GOP “killers” like David Urban, Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie are all being considered for WH positions, especially in the newly formed “war room” to deal with the Russian investigations. Spicer will be staying on as press secretary for now, but Spicey will be doing fewer on-camera press briefings. It’s also being said that Trump will take more questions on-camera, since he feels he is his own best messenger.

As for that Russian war room, Jared is reportedly in charge of that, amongst his extensive portfolio. Can you imagine? Putting one of the major targets of the investigation in charge of the war room to discredit the investigation. It’s Trumpian logic. Politico had a lengthy (and somewhat funny) story about how Precious Jared is not going anywhere, even if he’s mostly loathed within the White House:

Once the untouchable son-in-law in a White House where top aides jockey for the president’s ear, Jared Kushner has now been cast in a new role: reassuring people that he’s not going to resign, while colleagues question whether he can survive politically. Any victory lap Kushner hoped to enjoy after pulling off a successful presidential foreign trip to the Middle East was cut short after The Washington Post reported that during the transition he discussed setting up a secret back channel with the Russian ambassador. He also failed to disclose earlier phone calls with Russian officials, according to a Reuters report.

A senior administration official said there was widespread concern, predating the foreign trip, that Kushner was in trouble — but “no one that I know has been asked to provide documents” and it wasn’t talked about openly in the White House or staff meetings. “No one knows what to make of it because he’s there every day, making decisions, in the Oval,” this person said. “So everyone just tries to act normal.”

Outside of Kushner’s small circle of trust — a group that includes Kushner’s wife, Ivanka Trump, and advisers Hope Hicks, Josh Raffel, Dina Powell, Gary Cohn, Chris Liddell and Reed Cordish — many West Wing advisers are simultaneously rattled by the back-channel revelations and feeling a sense of schadenfreude. The focus on a family member also brings the Russia-related heat closer to Trump. Kushner has risen so quickly in the White House that his colleagues grumble about “principal confusion” — when a staffer thinks that the reflected spotlight of the boss is actually shining on him. Colleagues have rolled their eyes that Kushner has hired a communications adviser to work on his own portfolio. That aide, Raffel, traveled abroad with him to Riyadh, Jerusalem and Rome.

Kushner, who some say has sealed himself off from the competing White House power centers, may now be in a position of needing allies. And the pool of people in New York City eager to come to his defense has shrunk. Internally at the White House, according to multiple sources, there is a feeling of resentment among people about Kushner’s special status as a family member, and a feeling that it’s about time for him to have a turn under the gun.

There is also a sense of uncertainty about how long Kushner and Ivanka Trump — who associates say likes, but doesn’t love, Washington — are planning to stick it out. Some have noted that they rent their Kalorama mansion, which allows them to keep their options of moving back to Manhattan more open. But for now, according to a person familiar with the situation, Kushner isn’t going anywhere.

[From Politico]

How funny would it be if Precious Jared and Precious Ivanka did suddenly pull up stakes and go back to New York? I don’t think they would do that, although Ivanka’s preciousness might fade slightly if and when Melania finally moves her ass into the White House. If Ivanka is no longer de facto FLOTUS, suddenly she might get a bit bored. Also: sources told Politico (in this same story) that Jared is “unhappy” and “miserable” in his White House role because, much like Emperor Bigly’s life lessons, Kushner has only just realized that he can’t get everything done by imperial fiat.

There’s also this delicious story about Precious Jared and Emperor Bigly: Elizabeth Spiers, the former editor of the Kushner-owned New York Observer, wrote this comment to some right-wing troll:

Photos courtesy of Getty.

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  1. Shambles says:

    That top photo is f*cking SCARY. That man has evil in his eyes. I’m telling you, he. Is. Tom. Riddle.

  2. Prince says:

    Damien Thorn looks like a creep.

  3. guest says:

    He looks so soulless in the first photo.

  4. MunichGirl says:

    I wouldn’t want to wake up next to his evil face.

  5. Kimma1216 says:

    Oh, I thought that first photo was of KD Lang. Was wondering why it was in this post..
    Actually, I love KD Lang..so, no disrespect. But they do look eerily similar ;)

  6. grabbyhands says:

    Yeah, Kushner isn’t going anywhere voluntarily. That whole grifter family is addicted to power and attention and they’ve all been treating themselves to heaping bowls of it for the last couple of years.

    Honestly, the whole 45 presidency and accompanying back door machinations reads like something out of Shakespeare.

  7. lightpurple says:

    How much is Jared’s publicist costing us and how many prescriptions could Medicaid cover with that money?

  8. minx says:

    I hope he’s going…to prison.

  9. Tiffany27 says:

    That first photo is proof he was summoned, not birthed.

  10. robyn says:

    Sometimes gullible people have to take responsibility for their own stupidity and/or hidden, less than noble, and perhaps racist agendas … I’m talking to you Trump supporters.

    Trump is a liar / water is wet … haha very well put but in Trumpland, water is whatever Trump says it is. Say it loud enough and often enough, water is dry and dust is wet.

    • Seraphina says:

      Robyn, I have highly educated coworkers who admit Trump was the WRONG candidates and yet they’ve can actually look me in the face and still say: but he was the better choice over Hillary. And I want to hit them on the head with a heavy object. I am l ft speechless

  11. Emma33 says:

    Has anyone here read “Kushnerville”, the propublica piece on Jared as slum-lord? The stories were so sad, they just made my blood boil. One woman had raw sewerage coming out of her kitchen sink!

    To think this evil little twerp is in the WH is just awful.

    Here’s the piece: https://www.propublica.org/article/the-beleaguered-tenants-of-kushnerville

    • Kim says:

      Thank you for sharing this link. I’m sickened by the level of greed outlined in the article. Kushner’s company’s standard practice illustrates, in detailed instance after instance, of just how the rich get richer off the backs of working poor. I’m horrified by this very real capitalistic nightmare, and horribly disillusioned with life in the US.

      • Emma33 says:

        And the incredible irony that Trump was elected in part by this very group of people! Some of them interviewed in the article were trump supporters who didn’t know who their landlord was.

  12. Megan says:

    Kushner may be miserable in the bed he made, but I’m sure the shameless profiteering of his wife dulls the pain.

  13. Rice says:

    So let me get this straight, daughterwife and precious one, Ivanka, moved to Washington with her school-age kids and husband without a second thought, but FLOTUS-in-Theory stays in NYC because, Barron’s school? Ok then.

    Also, Kushner ACTUALLY spoke to Ms Spiers? Did he speak in parsel tongue?

    • KiddVicious says:

      I read that Trump had to pay a lot of money to get Barron into that NY school, could be why they were reluctant to pull him out. Don’t want to waste a bribe.

  14. QQ says:

    Yes Count Jared looks like a Clammy effete Bag of Douche but My Goodness You Guys: NO ONE IS GONNA DISCUSS REINCE’S TRUMP SPONSORED HAIRLINE DOME SITCH!??!?! I’m so Disappointed in everyone for making me do this!

  15. Eric says:

    You ever see a shark’s eyes. Black as night. Then when he takes a bite if you, they roll back into his head. Dead eyes. Lifeless eyes.

    Quint in Jaws

  16. MrsJonSnow says:

    Um….. who is the guy on the left in that top photo? And what’s wrong with his hair? Yikes!

  17. Eric says:

    That’s Chief of Staff Rancid Penis.

  18. Who does Jared’s eyebrows?

  19. Who ARE These People? says:

    He’s miserable?

    My heart bleeds poisoned borscht for him.

  20. WendyNerd says:

    Why do people claim this guy is attractive? He looks like a Dr. Seuss character.

  21. OhDear says:

    On another note, it looks like he deliberately posed for the header photo: “Here, look at my (likely very expensive) watch.”

  22. Disco Dancer says:

    He needs to be kicked in the balls.

  23. hmmm says:

    I don’t believe the dead-eyed Jared is “unhappy and miserable” which shows weakness. I believe he is plotting evil things but wants to lull us into complacency. No way will this sociopath show fear.

  24. Magnoliarose says:

    Reince looks like he went to his barber to get the hot and trendy Middle Ages friar cut. What a motley little crew of depravity and greed. All of them are caricatures from a bad 80s mini series. Only this theme isn’t good vs evil it is a grudge match between evil vs diabolical. Even their style is Dynasty redux. Jared looks like a serial killer. If Kellyanne goes MIA I would look in his backyard for a suspicious looking area of new landscaping.

  25. Scorpio Rising says:

    I find him incredibly sexy.

  26. Ree says:

    His mouth, and his expressions there, look exactly like Tom Brady.