As the Trump administration lurches from one awful policy to another, some are hoping that his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner will serve as some kind of moderating force. It is incredible that we have arrived at this stage of politics, a reversion to a form of medieval fiefdom where people who have no claims to any expertise whatsoever are now in positions of great influence merely because they are family members of the ‘ruler’ and thus have his ear.
It seems like each day we are regaled with gossip about palace intrigue with partisans of Steve Bannon, Jared Kushner, Reince Priebus, and others leaking information to further the ambitions of their man and hurt the others. It would be like a soap opera if it did not have such serious consequences.
Samantha Bee sets the record straight as to why people should not place their faith in the daughter, her secret meetings with the head of Planned Parenthood notwithstanding.