There was a brief flurry of excitement when it looked like Donald Trump was going against the NRA and the gun lobby and proposing restrictions limiting the easy availability of guns. I did not share that excitement because I felt it was only a matter of time before Trump reversed himself and went back into the arms of the lobby and his gun nut supporters. And sure enough, that reversal happened the very next day, after a meeting with a top NRA official.
That the members of the Trump administration are either venal or incompetent or both has become clear. The combination of corruption and nepotism has reached its apex with Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner. Kushner being utterly shameless in using their positions in the White House (though no one is quite clear what those positions are other than being the president’s relatives) to advance their own business interests. These two will continue to blithely take advantage of their positions for personal gain knowing that they are protected by the boss.
Seth Meyers gives the sordid details of Kushner’s dealings.