Jared Kushner may have the largest portfolio of anyone who has ever served as an adviser in the White House. From the opioid crisis to reforming care for veterans, reinventing government to diplomacy with China, it’s a wonder the president’s son-in-law has time for more than two hours of sleep each night.
But one of the most important areas Kushner is working on is attempting to resolve the intractable standoff between the Israelis and Palestinians and somehow reach peace in the Middle East.
But based on a leaked audiotape, Kushner is in way over his head if the subject is the Middle East, telling a group of White House interns:
“Everyone finds an issue, that, ‘You have to understand what they did then’ and ‘You have to understand that they did this.’ But how does that help us get peace? Let’s not focus on that. We don’t want a history lesson. We’ve read enough books. Let’s focus on how do you come up with a conclusion to the situation.”
What was Kushner’s solution to the Middle East morass? According to him:
“I don’t know… I’m sure everyone that’s tried this has been unique in some ways, but again we’re trying to follow very logically. We’re thinking about what the right end state is. And we’re trying to work with the parties very quietly to see if there’s a solution. And there may be no solution, but it’s one of the problem sets that the president asked us to focus on. So we’re going to focus on it and try to come to the right conclusion in the near future.”
Did you get that? Here’s a watered down version of what Jared said: We don’t have a freaking clue what we’re doing, but we’re gonna try and figure it out one day soon.
Jared Kushner may not be blood related to Donald Trump, but he’s just as damn clueless.
Listen for yourself, if you dare:
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