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GOP lawmakers mock Jared Kushner behind his back — and don’t take any of his ideas seriously: report

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According to a report in Politico, presidential adviser Jared Kushner has asserted himself in the White House even more since the departure of former Chief of Staff John Kelly — and the results have not been good.

In an overview on President Donald Trump’s son-in-law taking on two monumental tasks — immigration reform and solving Middle East tensions — the report notes that Kushner appears to believe that he is being successful while lawmakers admit there is little progress.

In meetings with administration officials and lawmakers looking for direction from the White House, Kushner’s presentations are described as “simplistic” to Politico’s Eliana Johnson.

“Kushner is presenting his political inexperience as an asset, telling lawmakers he is free of preconceived notions that stymied previous attempts,” she writes. “His air of breezy self-assurance in the private meetings he is conducting to tease his plans at times astounds the battle-scarred veterans of past such efforts. Critics complain, too, that his briefings are often woefully short on detail.”

According to the report, Kushner is a big fan of PowerPoint presentations, that are long on graphics and short on details.

“Kushner has been talking up his immigration plan with the aid of a PowerPoint presentation, which detractors have derided as laughably simplistic,” the reports states, saying the slides feature simple circles next to each other, according to two Republicans who were present, with one dismissively saying, “Certainly not a McKinsey presentation. But it wasn’t purporting to be. It was a conversation opener, not a closer.”

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The report also notes that Kushner only recently jumped into the leading the immigration debate because Kelly “pressed Kushner not to work on it at all” and has stepped up his efforts after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report — feeling it vindicated the White House.

Since Kushner briefly worked on criminal justice reform — which his admirers claims led to Trump signing the First Step Act into law in December — there are those in the White House who think he is an effective policymaker.

However, some Republicans who have worked with him all but roll their eyes at him.

“Some people have the belief that he had the magic touch on criminal justice. And what he did there he can do on anything else: trade, Middle East peace, immigration,” explained one unnamed Republican senator who’s met with Kushner. “He perceives himself as a dealmaker with elected senators and representatives.”

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He then added Kushner is merely trying “to get his father-in-law” on board.

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Trump thinks he can create his own healthcare law that will take the issue off the table for Democrats

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One of the significant issues Republicans lost on in 2018 was their nearly decade-long crusade to unmake the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.

This week Trump will announce that he's running for president again, and he promises a surprise announcement while there. While it's unclear what he intends for the surprise, one thing he is talking about is a better healthcare law than the Democratic one.

According to The New York Times, Trump is "vowing to issue the plan within a month or two, reviving a campaign promise with broad consequences for next year’s contest."

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Donald Trump whines: ‘My life has always been a fight’

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The full interview with President Donald Trump finally aired on ABC Sunday, revealing the shocking way that he views his life.

Trump lamented that he's had such a hard life, as the son of multi-millionaires who paid to get him out of trouble multiple times.

"You're a fighter. You, you, it feels like you're in a constant kind of churn--" host George Stephanopoulos began.

"Yeah, uh, my life has always been a fight," Trump said. "And I enjoy that I guess, I don't know if I enjoy it or not, I guess -- sometimes I have false fights like the Russian witch hunt. That's a false fight. That's a made-up, uh, hoax. And I had to fight that."

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The right-wing scored more in years of Trump than eight years of George W. Bush: report

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President George W. Bush oversaw eight years that restricted rights, banned LGBTQ equality, appointed anti-choice judges and so much more. But under Donald Trump's presidency, social conservatives have managed to roll back any progress made by President Barack Obama's leadership.

A new Axios report listed out any anti-LGBTQ, anti-women and anti-poor policies.

“He campaigned saying that he would be a good friend to LGBT people,” James Esseks, director of the ACLU’s LGBT and HIV Project, told VOX. "Actions speak far louder than words. And what he's done has been a wreck."

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