Little Lord Fauntleroy has stepped in it once again. The odious sparkly vampire born with a silver spoon in his head was at the vanguard of Donald Trump’s pandemic response — and, you guessed it, he fucked it up, big-league.
Seems that Bob Woodward taped Boy Blunder as well as Trump and, erm, it’s not pretty.
President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner boasted in mid-April about how the President had cut out the doctors and scientists advising him on the unfolding coronavirus pandemic, comments that came as more than 40,000 Americans already had died from the virus, which was ravaging New York City.
In a taped interview on April 18, Kushner told legendary journalist Bob Woodward that Trump was “getting the country back from the doctors” in what he called a “negotiated settlement.” Kushner also proclaimed that the US was moving swiftly through the “panic phase” and “pain phase” of the pandemic and that the country was at the “beginning of the comeback phase.”
“That doesn't mean there's not still a lot of pain and there won't be pain for a while, but that basically was, we've now put out rules to get back to work,” Kushner said. “Trump's now back in charge. It's not the doctors.”
Oh, that worked out splendidly, innit?
Of course, Kushner is best known for buying a big white elephant in Manhattan (the aptly named 666 Fifth Avenue), but his fuckups aren’t confined to ill-advised real estate deals.
No, he’s now officially assistant angel of death in the shambolic Trump administration.
CNN has actual audio clips at the link, but here are the most damning excerpts:
“There were three phases. There’s the panic phase, the pain phase and then the comeback phase. I do believe that last night symbolized kind of the beginning of the comeback phase. That doesn’t mean there’s not still a lot of pain and there won’t be pain for a while, but that basically was, we’ve now put out rules to get back to work. Trump’s now back in charge. It’s not the doctors. They’ve kind of – we have, like, a negotiated settlement.”
Again, he made this statement in April. Well done, dipshit!
And this …
“The last thing was kind of doing the guidelines, which was interesting. And that in my mind was almost like – you know, it was almost like Trump getting the country back from the doctors. Right? In the sense that what he now did was, you know, he’s going to own the open-up.”
Oh, he owns the open-up, all right. And all the deaths that came with it.
“The most dangerous people around the president are over-confident idiots. Right? Because that has a way, sometimes, of getting past his defense mechanism because if you’re overconfident, then sometimes, you know, on a topic where he doesn’t have other people around to kind of validate it, then he can sometimes say, okay, let’s go with that. So that’s kind of – I think if you look at the evolution over time, we’ve gotten rid of a lot of the over-confident idiots, and now he’s got a lot more thoughtful people who kind of know their place and know what to do.”
Oh, God forbid we have overconfident idiots making life-and-death decisions for us. Can you even imagine?
Then again, I finally agree with Kushner on something! It is important to get rid of overconfident idiots.
So let’s do that.
Pedal to the metal. Let’s finish this.
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