Conservative provocateur Ann Coulter said in an interview with the Daily Beast that First Son-in-Law Jared Kushner is the likely author of the infamous New York Times op-ed asserting that the adults in the administration are checking President Trump’s worst impulses.
The reason, she reasons, is that he and Ivanka need to get back in good graces with their elitist crowd in New York.
“Because he and Ivanka are going to have to go back to the Upper East Side and go to the Hamptons,” Coulter explains. “They’re probably worried that Trump will be removed within the next few years. They had just gone to the McCain funeral, and [the op-ed] was right after Labor Day, so they were probably feeling wistful for the Hamptons. And the only way they can get back in is if they can say, ‘Don’t worry, we’re the ones who stopped the wall.’”
Granted, there are going to be vicious scenes around the punch bowl involving the Kushners and other guests at Long Island parties for at least a few years. But I don’t think Kushner wrote the piece.
Coulter, of course, is no fan of Kushner, who is just the sort of cosmopolitan elitist she loathes. The Beast notes that in her most recent book, she writes about what actually would be obstruction by a president – as opposed, I imagine, to firing someone who works for you like the FBI director – using a Kushner assassination fantasy.
“If Trump realized that Jared Kushner was ruining his presidency and shot him, and then he fired the U.S. attorney investigating the crime, that would be a textbook case of obstruction of justice,” Coulter writes. “If he offered to pardon witnesses in exchange for their agreement to blame Steve Bannon for shooting Kushner—again: excellent example of obstruction of justice … But Trump hasn’t shot Kushner, and he probably won’t, since he doesn’t even realize that Kushner is wrecking his presidency.”
This presupposes that he would need to obstruct justice in the first place. I mean, given how New Yorkers feel about Kushner, Trump could probably stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot him and get away with it.