John Oliver Wonders If Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner Belong In The White House [VIDEO]
Host of Last Week Tonight John Oliver warned audiences on his show last night that President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, may not be as centrist or moderating, as many people seem to believe.
Both Trump and Kushner have jobs in the White House – Trump is unpaid advisor to her father and Kushner has been put in charge of seemingly ever major issue, including ending the opioid epidemic, brokering peace in the Middle East, and restructuring the Federal government.
Oliver points out that many believe that Trump and Kushner, who have been married since 2009, have served as more moderate, yet still influential, voices in an otherwise conservative administration. Oliver then suggests that this belief may not be so accurate.
In his 22-minute long argument/comedy segment, Oliver states that although Ivanka Trump claims to have influenced her father, there is little evidence to suggest that she actually has.
While she did invite Al Gore to Trump Tower to discuss climate change with her father, Oliver points out, Trump’s pick for EPA director didn’t align with Ivanka’s moderation. “Unfortunately, just three days later, Trump named climate change denier, Scott Pruitt, to head the EPA. And maybe that’s an example of Ivanka’s moderating influence. Maybe Trump’s initial choice was a guy strangling a dolphin with a six-pack ring.”
He also joked about the vagueness with which Ivanka Trump speaks to the media, something her father does often.
“It seems when it comes to lying about easily observable facts, the apple doesn’t fall far from the orange,” Oliver said, mocking the President’s tan.
Oliver then moved on to Kushner, who the comedian claims is terribly unqualified to be in charge of so many complex issues.
“Jared’s portfolio would be unmanageable for the smartest man on Earth so is Jarred the smartest man on Earth?” Oliver asks.
The former Daily Show correspondent then goes on to discuss the dubious way Kushner got into Harvard, and his shoddy business career.
Oliver points out that one of the main reasons both Kushner and Ivanka Trump seem to be moderating forces is because they are cast against other White House employees with extremist views. Their appointments would seem strange if someone other than Trump was president.
Last Week Tonight airs on Sundays at 11 p.m. EST on HBO.
You can watch the full segment below.