Nepotism in the White House, Smart Move or Security Blanket? (Hint: It’s the Latter)


The roles closest to the President wield a great deal a power.  These roles are usually reserved for people who have years upon years of relevant experience because they are helping influence how our country is run.  And yet with President Trump two of the roles closest to him have been given to his 35 year old daughter and her husband, Trump’s 36 year old son-in-law.

Ivanka’s experience consists of modeling, selling handbags/shoes/clothing, and working for her father’s company.  I searched high and low but found nothing relevant that would make her a qualified candidate to be a special advisor to the President of the United States.  Instead of having a qualified person with the required experience Trump is treating the Presidency like it is his own personal company and appointing his family to top level roles.  If Trump needs a security blanket he can buy one of Ivanka’s from her line (which was made in China).

Earlier this year when Nordstroms decided to drop Ivanka’s brand Trump showed us again he has no idea how to act Presidential or ethical when he tweeted out:

That is the President of the United States using the power of the Presidency to push for his family member’s personal business.  This is a guy who is worth billions concerned about his family making more money.  Sad, disgusting, pathetic… you choose the word.

Kushner’s experience includes graduating from Harvard, which would be an accomplishment except according to Daniel Golden Kushner was admitted to Harvard curiously after received a $2.5 million dollar donation from Kushner’s father.  In Golden’s book Golden said that he received quotes from administrators at Jared’s high school, who “described him as a less than stellar student and expressed dismay at Harvard’s decision.”  Kushner then went on to join his family’s company.  Again, I’m lacking to find any relevant experience that any educated person would deem necessary to assign someone to the role that Trump has assigned him to.

If the President of the United States doesn’t have the confidence to lead without familiar (and unqualified) people around him in senior roles then how confident should you be in that person being President?



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