It appears that Donald’s beloved son-in-law, Jared Kushner, can’t handle the pressure of working in the White House. He reportedly flipped out after the meeting he arranged between Trump and Mexican president Peña Nieto was scrapped:
“Kushner was fucking furious,” the source told me. “I’d never once heard him say he was angry throughout the entire campaign. But he was furious.” (A representative for the Trump administration did not immediately respond to a request for comment.)
Kushner also appears to have already endured the physical toll of the job. He has become pale, the source noted. His body language and his demeanor toward Trump had changed, and he had lost a noticeable amount of weight from his already slight frame in just a week. (Another source who knows Kushner said that he typically forgets to eat when working long hours. Nevertheless, Politico’s Playbook on Monday spotted him picking up pizza in Dupont Circle on Sunday evening.)
Before you chuckle, consider that Kushner was supposed to be one of the few checks on Trump’s madness going into the presidency. As a fellow billionaire married to Trump’s favorite
sexual obsession daughter with a tremendous amount of influence over him, it was assumed Kushner would moderate Trump’s excesses.
But it’s clear that Steve Bannon, who is behind Trump’s constant antagonism of Mexico, has successfully isolated Trump from both Republicans and his family (much like a cult does), rendering Kushner impotent. Early reports have revealed that Trump is completely overwhelmed by the job, ceding much of the day to day work to Bannon and his allies. And again, like a cult, Bannon is certainly playing upon Trump’s fears to keep himself in control.
With only Bannon and those that Bannon approves whispering in our man-child president’s ear, things are only to go from worse to horrifying in short order.