Kushner has been hemmed in since the arrival of chief of staff John Kelly, losing his free-floating “first among equals” status in the White House, while wrestling with increased scrutiny from special counsel Robert Mueller. These days, close associates said, Kushner is primarily driven by one goal: to prove himself by delivering a Middle East peace deal many skeptics doubt he can close.
He is banking on the hope that the opposition is just a facade — and that privately, after a “cooling off” period, Arab allies will continue to work with him on a peace plan he still expects to announce at some point in the early months of 201
How many people are going to be killed in inevitable violence because the second most hopelessly out of his depth man on the planet wants to prove his usefulness to the first? This might be the most out-and-out bizarre thing going on in the Trump administration.
I'd've at least figured that Trump possessed the rat-like, base cunning necessary to realise that putting Jared in charge of the U.S.'s Middle Eastern policy is a recipe for disaster. It must be that he just doesn't give a shit.