Monday, November 21, 2016

Because Trump might not have enough yes-men

"Yes, Donald, you're so right, Donald, heck, I bet you yourself don't fully realize how right you are, am I right? Believe me, you don't get any righter." Via.

From the Times Monday Briefing copy:
One member of Mr. Trump’s inner circle who is considering joining the administration as an adviser is his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. “He is known as the staunchest defender of Mr. Trump’s judgment,” our reporter observes.
It didn't look quite so stark in the original article, somehow: There are lots of people willing to defend Mr. Trump's judgment down some pretty incredible rabbit holes, that's what he pays them for, but it's not an easy job. And there's nobody in the inner circle like Jared for defending it against all comers. That's the kind of guy Mr. Trump really needs, because you wouldn't want him to get the idea his judgment's not always sound, would you?

Come to think of it, I guess I missed this:
Unlike most of Mr. Trump’s advisers, Mr. Kushner is unfazed by Mr. Trump’s frequent fits of anger, sitting silently rather than flinching or fighting back when he is being dressed down, several campaign officials have said. The relationship between the two men is relatively uncomplicated. 

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