Reed Galen: Exile Ivanka & Jared
Editor's Note: Reed Galen is a co-founder of the Lincoln Project. He is an independent political strategist who has worked for President George W. Bush, Sen. John McCain and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. On Tuesday night, Galen responded to a New York Times article about Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner on his Twitter page over a series of 6 tweets. MaxNewsToday has assembled these tweets and reprinted them as one easy-to-read op-ed for our ongoing segment, Twitter Threads. It has been edited for grammar and clarity. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have been the subject of many stories like this one by Elizabeth Williamson. They deserve no sympathy and no easy return to society, polite or otherwise. They took from the American people, from the moment they arrived at the White House. The families and friends of 250,000 Americans, millions of people, suffer because of Kushner’s inability to recognize his own incompetence, and his desire to retain power and punish political opponents. He’s the banality of evil incarnate. Both Jared and Ivanka are exemplars of dilettantism. They’re the spoiled children of reprobates, who achieved little to nothing of their own accord, and rose to the highest posts in the land only on the back of nepotism.
Cloistered in the White House, they used the levers of government to enrich themselves and place themselves in the middle of events they neither understood, nor had any training for. Their ethos: Might makes right. Who knows what they’ve done that we may never learn about. Kushner’s briefcase is probably full of national security gold, that he’ll trade for whatever sub-par business venture he comes up with next. Ivanka probably stares at the Magic Mirror and asks why no one understands her. When they’re gone, we should make their worst nightmares come true: They should be ignored by Americans, city and country, rich and poor. They should live out their days in exile at their “cottage” at Bedminster.
They deserve nothing less.