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    Re: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Here, let me help you:

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    What positions has Mr. Kushner held that allow him to be a top adviser to a president?

    Don't worry, I'll wait to hear about your VAST knowledge on a guy who you hadn't heard of a few months ago.
    I don't have VAST knowledge of any of his appointments and neither do you. What I do know is that liberals like you are going to be whining about everything the guys does for the next 4-8 years. The smart move is for him to ignore the crybabies on the left and appoint who he wants

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    Re: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    You wanted a guy that isn't even a lawyer to be on the Supreme Court?
    Being a lawyer isn't required.

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    Re: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Trump doesn't have to do any figuring at all to do what he wants. And whether the left is outraged or not doesn't matter. But why does the right condone this blatant nepotism? Why do you? What's that trust-fund baby bringing to the table that counters the perception of graft?
    I'm sorry, did 'the right condone it?' Or did you just make that up?

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    Re: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    What's bizarre to me is the assumption, perhaps based in the law although I have no idea, that resigning from management but retaining ownership interests somehow mitigates the large conflicts of interest.

    It's like, "I'm going to do this thing that I have to do because I can't run several companies and work full time in the WH, and you will applaud me for avoiding conflicts of interest, while my financial health is still intimately tied to the success of those businesses I temporarily stepped down from but will return to in a year or two...."

    I'm indifferent to him as advisor, but the conflict of interest stuff is just amazing to me.
    What I find interesting is that the Son-In-Law is willing to do what it takes to remove any conflict of interest, yet trump is not. Yes, this all going to be interesting, notice I did not say fun.

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    Re: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser

    Jared Kushner, the guy who's been a Democrat for his entire adult life, who donated dozens of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates, who counts uber-Liberal Cory Booker as one of his closest friends. Yup, sounds about right.
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    Re: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Jared Kushner, the guy who's been a Democrat for his entire adult life, who donated dozens of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates, who counts uber-Liberal Cory Booker as one of his closest friends. Yup, sounds about right.
    Mmmmhm.


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    Re: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Jared Kushner, the guy who's been a Democrat for his entire adult life, who donated dozens of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates, who counts uber-Liberal Cory Booker as one of his closest friends. Yup, sounds about right.
    You don't think this was done because Trump is a liberal, right? The guy rose to power on the backs of solid conservative/Libertarian material like American, ocean515, countryboy, TurtleDude and apdst.
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    Re: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You don't think this was done because Trump is a liberal, right? The guy rose to power on the backs of solid conservative/Libertarian material like American, ocean515, countryboy, TurtleDude and apdst.
    The guy rose to power on his ability to dupe the (apparently) easily duped.
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    Re: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    The guy rose to power on his ability to dupe the (apparently) easily duped.
    That's what he said.

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    Re: Donald Trump Names Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    What's bizarre to me is the assumption, perhaps based in the law although I have no idea, that resigning from management but retaining ownership interests somehow mitigates the large conflicts of interest.
    So let's assume Kushner doesn't become a "senior advisor" and just talks to Trump at the dinner table or on the golf course. Short of banning The Donald from visiting his daughter and son-in-law, how would you prevent potential conflicts of interest? And, really, who's more likely to be influenced anyway? The billionaire who becomes a politician, or the politician who wants to become a billionaire?
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