Scary stuff in this Economist blog. It reports that Donald Trump‘s son-in-law is reported to have proposed a secret communications channel with the Kremlin.
Jared under the bed?: Team Trump and the Russians | The Economist
The Trump presidency is not a ma, pa and the kids family business, it’s a real threat to world peace. See the alarming editorial from Der Spiegel cited in my earlier blog http://wp.me/p1m0kg-cwh
Surely the point here is whether this was nativity of political process or a deliberate attempt to circumvent the checks and balances of the United States of America?
Dr Alf is right to be concerned, having a mercurial Trump is one thing but being in a situation where the man’s son in law is effectively running things behind the scenes with Trump’s older daughter at all key meetings as if she was a princess being groomed to be a future Queen is very wrong.
America fought its war of independence to be free of the rule of English kings in 1776, some 241 years ago but now we seem to have a situation in which missile strikes can be ordered by Trump after an ear bending by his daughter,and people can be sidelined, or even fired, on the say so of Jared Kushner.
This wouldn’t matter if we were dealing with a family business but we are dealing with a country that for the moment is the most powerful in the world and what seems to escape everyone is the fact that Trump was elected and his son in law and daughter were not.
Trump’s voters irrespective of wealth, or lack of it, voted for Trump not his family and his in laws.
We who live outside of America want a “Leader of the free world” who can do the job alone without having his strings pulled by Jared Kushner, the Russians, his eldest daughter or anyone else. It is unseemly and dangerous for a US President for this to be the case and frankly what do any of know about Kushner or Trump’s daughter?
As Der Spiegel says with no holds barred and Dr Alf implies, who is the President? It looks like it is Jared Kushner and the power behind the throne Ivanka Trump with “The Donald” as little more than Mr Punch.
The question then is who controls Jared Kushner? Hopefully we will find out soon,and see the impeachment of Trump and his replacement with someone who knows what they are doing. America needs to regain her respect in the world.