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Jared and Ivanka are ‘in a world of sh*t’ in DC — and New York doesn’t want them back

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President Donald Trump’s elder daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner have scaled back their agendas and intentionally lowered their profile in recent months, but are still rootless and “in a world of sh*t,” according to one family friend.

Vanity Fair‘s Emily Jane Fox wrote that as Trump’s administration flounders and special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation closes in, Ms. Trump and Kushner have seen their options dwindle — and Kushner could face very real legal peril.

Fox described the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual All Hallow’s Eve benefit — “the sort of event where Ivanka Trump, before her unexpected career detour to Washington, D.C., might have once held court” — which was attended by multiple close friends of Ivanka and Kushner, but from which Ms. Trump was conspicuously absent this year.

After her father’s surprise election a year ago, Ms. Trump and Kushner have felt a distinct chill from many longtime friends and acquaintances, a process Kushner somewhat bloodlessly described as “exfoliation” of people who “didn’t have a lot of character.”

In the chaotic, anything-goes first months of the new administration, both Ivanka and Kushner took hard blows to their reputations and personal brands. The installation of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has imposed a certain order on daily business at the White House and limited the couple’s exposure to bad publicity, but the damage may already have been done.

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Many of Kushner’s real estate holdings are financially underwater or facing litigation. Mueller is said to be closely examining Kushner’s role in the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

The president’s son-in-law also made a secret trip to Saudi Arabia in late October on the eve of what appears to be a palace coup by the country’s crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

Ms. Trump has made appearances at friendly outlets like Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity’s shows to push her child tax credit plan, but largely she and Kushner have handled the Trump administration’s many crises like the “rich kids” that they are, said Vanity Fair.

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“President Trump himself has repeatedly reminded the couple of what a nice life they had in New York, before they were ‘getting killed’ by the press in D.C., several sources have said,” wrote Fox. “Their old life in New York, of course, no longer exists for them as it did.”

And looming over everything is the constant specter of the multiple investigations swarming around the administration.

“They’re in a world of shit,” said a source close to the family. “He may seem cool, but he’s sweating, and she’s like her father. She’ll never acknowledge it and [will] blame the media. But she’s been working on her reputation forever, and now it’s going to suffer horrifically. And for what?”


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‘Washington is no longer functional’: Brian Williams admits he’s sad to report that ‘our government is broken’

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MSNBC anchor Brian Williams on Tuesday reported that America's federal government is broken.

"This was day 908 of the Trump Administration and while there is no joy in it, one way of summing up today is this: Our government’s broken, our politics are broken, Washington is no longer functional, and the cracks in our society are deepening," Williams reported.

"Much of this day was taken up by the discussion of racist statements by the president. Then tonight came the news that had so many people thinking back to when we were different, the death just tonight of retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens at the age of 99," he said.

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Trump ignored being condemned by Congress and instead praised Republicans on Twitter for defending his racism

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President Donald Trump celebrated on Tuesday night despite the House of Representatives having voted earlier in the day to condemn his racist statements.

By a final vote of 240 to 187, Congress voted for a resolution saying, "Trump’s racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.”

The resolution said Congress “strongly condemns President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color by saying that our fellow Americans who are immigrants, and those who may look to the President like immigrants, should “go back” to other countries, by referring to immigrants and asylum seekers as “invaders,” and by saying that Members of Congress who are immigrants (or those of our colleagues who are wrongly assumed to be immigrants) do not belong in Congress or in the United States of America.”

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The tortured madness of Donald Trump: It’s clear the president is out of his mind

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Where’s Shakespeare when we need him? Only the Bard of Avon could do literary justice to the tortured madness of Donald Trump, who fluctuates between petulant self-pity and weird self-praise.

His brags are especially weird because they usually involve achievements he hasn’t made. It’s as though his saying something makes it true — even though everyone except his most naive devotees can clearly see that he’s either hallucinating or lying. In June, for example, at a rally launching his reelection campaign, he retrumpeted an old campaign promise to “drain the swamp,” assuring the adoring crowd that “that’s exactly what we’re doing right now.”

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