(VIDEO) Is CNN’s Jake Tapper Envious of Jared Kushner’s Role in the Trump Administration?
ould CNN’s host Jake Tapper be jealous of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner because he’s able to multi-task in various roles?
Earlier this week Tapper said during an interview with guest Margaret Talev, Bloomberg’s White House correspondent:
“Jared Kushner’s in charge of the world, apparently.”
In addition, Tapper mentioned that Kushner is running the Office of American Innovation and has been tapped by Trump to work on peace in the Middle East.
Tapper also remarked that Kushner’s mulitple responsibilities included “negotiating with China and “reinventing the U.S. government.”
Apparently, Tapper wasn’t happy that Kushner had been invited by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to meet with leaders in Iraq.
Unlike Tapper, who holds only one position with CNN, Kushner appears to be able to tackle a variety of responsibilities.
Tapper also opined that Republicans would have issues with Chelsea Clinton and her husband if Hillary Clinton had been elected president and utilized her daughter and son-in-law’s skills in White House positions.
Would that be different than having a foundation where Hillary’s husband and daughter held key positions while Hillary was the acting Secretary of State?
Perhaps there are some differences but certainly “pay-to-play” opportunities were possible under the Clinton arrangement, right Mr. Tapper?
But, I digress.
While the issue of nepotism has been widely debated since the president of John Adams, many would argue that the Federal Anti-Nepotism Statute doesn’t apply to the President, since his authority comes from the U.S. Constitution under Article II, Section 2, Treaty Power and Appointments, which provides that some officials must be approved by the Senate while other “inferior” officers may be appointed by the President without Senate approval.