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Jared Kushner Calls Kim Jong-un "Totally Unqualified Person" Who Got Job Only Through Nepotism

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. (photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty)
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. (photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty)


Jared Kushner Calls Kim Jong-un "Totally Unqualified Person" Who Got Job Only Through Nepotism

By Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker

19 April 17

 

The article below is satire. Andy Borowitz is an American comedian and New York Times-bestselling author who satirizes the news for his column, "The Borowitz Report."

ffering a stunningly blunt appraisal of the North Korean leader, Jared Kushner said on Tuesday that Kim Jong-un was a “totally unqualified person” who attained his position of power only through nepotism.

“Here you have a guy who has no government experience, and he’s in charge of the whole thing,” Kushner said, in an interview with Fox News. “It’s the craziest thing I’ve ever heard of.”

Kushner noted that, instead of working his way up and acquiring the skills necessary to do his job, the North Korean leader had been given huge responsibilities and power “only because of family connections.”

“There’s only one word for that,” he said. “Nepotism.”

Kushner called the notion of such an unqualified person conducting foreign policy “beyond belief.”

“I mean, why would you let someone with no experience in foreign affairs anywhere near such important decisions?” Kushner added. “Why would anyone take someone like that seriously?”

Kushner said that the people of North Korea must look at the powerful position attained by the “totally inexperienced and unqualified” Kim and shake their heads. “They’ve got to be asking themselves, ‘Who elected him?’ ” he said.

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+80 # CDMR 2017-04-19 13:45
This may be the best of Borowitz of all times. The pot is now calling the kettle black. Shameful!
 
 
+15 # Hey There 2017-04-20 01:18
Darn it! You toke the words right out of my mouth!
 
 
+59 # ER444 2017-04-19 14:49
One of Andy's best!!!
 
 
+56 # Wise woman 2017-04-19 17:16
Jared doesn't know it yet, but he has just written his own life story. Thanks, Andy, for the preview. The Fiasco to be Remembered. Should make the NYT best seller list.
 
 
+37 # mashiguo 2017-04-19 19:04
Wow!
 
 
-2 # Moxa 2017-04-19 19:24
Of course the irony is amusing, but in Washington, it doesn't seem to matter if you have experience or not. Take Hillary Clinton as a case in point. She just keeps on making the same mistakes over and over, e.g. her Iraq War vote, her support of the overthrow of an elected leader in Honduras, her pushing to oust and murder Quadafi and thus destroy Libya. And now she and many other Democrats are getting all excited about Trump's bombing of Syria and Afghanistan. If you don't learn from experience what difference does it make if you have experience or not?

Now good sense, decency, honesty and integrity would be useful qualities. Too bad they are so hard to find in our political class.
 
 
+9 # kgrad 2017-04-20 12:48
Now good sense, decency, honesty and integrity would be useful qualities. Too bad they are so hard to find in our political class.

Sen. Sanders has all these.
 
 
+3 # Moxa 2017-04-20 20:43
Indeed. The exception that proves the rule!
 
 
+15 # Emmanuel Goldstein 2017-04-19 22:40
Yes, there are certain parallels. But hey, Jared has a much better haircut than Kim. That sets them apart, doesn't it?
 
 
0 # James Klimaski 2017-04-22 12:52
Where does Jared have his part? Trump, with his comb-over doesn't seem to have any part at all.
 
 
+12 # CL38 2017-04-19 22:44
Same is true for EEVVANK..A.
 
 
+19 # Skippydelic 2017-04-20 00:41
You know, I can actually see Kushner saying that...

I can also see The Donald, Sean Spicer, Donald, Jr., Eric, and Ivanka saying it, too!
 
 
+8 # elkingo 2017-04-20 01:41
The best yet, by sledge hammer innuendo. But I was about to say that Kushy ought to know, having been around his father-in-law long enough.
 
 
+19 # economagic 2017-04-20 06:18
You can't make this stuff up. Oh, wait: He doesn't have to!
 
 
+8 # elizabethblock 2017-04-20 07:21
One of Borowitz's best.
But I am still dismayed that both RSN and the New Yorker find it necessary to label his pieces as satire. The New Yorker started by calling them "The News, Reshuffled"; now they are "Not the News."

But then, the CBC has a program sometimes called "This Is That," which does fake news stories, and the best part of the program is when they play phone calls they get from listeners who think they are real.
 
 
+6 # Granmabeck 2017-04-20 11:41
Borowitz is marvelous. Of course the New Yorkers doesn't have to label his stuff "Not the News". New Yorker's cartoons aren't labeled satire nor are some of the articles.
 
 
+2 # DongiC 2017-04-20 13:58
Jf Jared looks into a mirror, he will see a Korean, Kim Jong-un. As always, Borowitz is magnificent. What a writer!
 
 
+2 # itchyvet 2017-04-21 20:17
Quote, " Jared Kushner Calls Kim Jong-un "Totally Unqualified Person" Who Got Job Only Through Nepotism". Unquote.
So, this guy claims Trump is qualified for the job as President ???????????
L.O.L. Yeah right.
 

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