- Mike Allen
- Mar 29
Kushner as Trump's Henry Kissinger
Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP
David Ignatius, in his WashPost column today, has a memorable description of Jared Kushner — husband of Ivanka, and POTUS' son-in-law and senior adviser:
Kushner is apprenticing for the role of Trump's Henry Kissinger. He's the secret emissary, the evaluator of talent, the whisperer of confidential advice. He's the only person in this White House who Trump can't fire, really. All these qualities strike me as beneficial, so long as Kushner uses them to make Trump a better president who learns how to compromise and govern.
AP's Jonathan Lemire also takes a close look at Kushner, whose new White House role "faces rare scrutiny."