President Trump is struggling to find a replacement Chief of Staff now that John Kelly is vacating the position. Usually, White House Chief of Staff would be the one of the most hotly contested and sought after positions in government. Under Trump, it’s proving almost impossible to find someone both qualified and foolish enough to take the job.
The president is so mind-numbingly incompetent and difficult to work with that accepting the job is consigning yourself to a stretch of thankless humiliation ending with Trump inevitably growing tired of you and tossing you out like all of your disgraced predecessors. Even Chris Christie, that shameless opportunist, has turned down the job.
Without a pool of viable candidates, Trump is digging deep into his circle of obsequious cronies, considering people who have no qualifications for the job but who might actually accept it.
It now appears Jared Kushner’s name is in the running. Kushner has been a mainstay of this hopelessly corrupt administration and has already been given unearned diplomatic responsibilities simply because he’s married to the president’s daughter Ivanka. He’s a man that few people take seriously.
.@MajorCBS confirms: Jared Kushner is under consideration for White House chief of staff.
— Grace Segers (@Grace_Segers) December 13, 2018
Now, Representative-Elect Alexandria-Cortez has weighed in the possibility of Kushner as Chief of Staff using her trademark wit. She took to Twitter to mock the obvious nepotism on display in the consideration.
“Ah yes, of course, it’s classic Republican ‘boostrap’ meritocracy: where the smartest, hardest-working, most fitting person for the job just so happens to be your son-in-law,” she wrote. The brutal sarcasm is exactly what Kushner deserves for even considering taking a job he is so woefully unprepared for.
Ah yes, of course, it’s classic Republican “bootstrap” meritocracy: where the smartest, hardest-working, most fitting person for the job just so happens to be your son-in-law. https://t.co/u6mqhrJlGS
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 14, 2018
Ocasio-Cortez has become a lightning rod for bad faith criticism from the right, including members of the Trump administration. Usually, she is counterattacking after some unfair criticism, so it’s nice to see her taking the initiative and lobbing some firebombs of her own. If anyone deserves it, it’s Jared Kushner.