This simply can’t go on. I say this to myself every day when I first
open the doors to the shebeen and take stock of what’s going on down at
Camp Runamuck on Pennsylvania Avenue. The Republic was built to
withstand a lot of things, but it was not designed to be run by the
likes of President* Trump and his family of grifters, freeloaders, and
silver-spoon incompetents. It is not structured to withstand
simultaneous avalanches of greed, dishonesty, and rank idiocy. Its
immune system is not set up to handle this many different poisons and
infections at once. Jesus H. Christ on a morphine drip, can’t we have
one day of remission?
Apparently not. The Washington Post fairly
well teed up Senior Presidential Adviser and obvious White House merit
hire Jared Kushner as both a threat to national security and as a sucker
that various satraps and oligarchs can see coming from a mile off.
Officials from China, the United Arab Emirates and at least
two other countries privately talked about ways they could control Jared
Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser, a
Washington Post report said on Tuesday, citing current and former U.S.
officials. The foreign officials, also from Israel and Mexico, sought to
take advantage of Kushner’s business arrangements, financial
difficulties, and lack of foreign policy experience, according to
unnamed U.S. officials the report said were familiar with intelligence
reports on the matter.