In an interview to be broadcast on Sunday on CNN, Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner tells CNN's Fareed Fareed Zakaria that former national security adviser John Bolton -- as well as other now-departed White House officials -- didn't "have what it took" to serve under the president.
CNN reports, "Kushner went on to suggest that Bolton and other senior former officials, including former Defense Secretary James Mattis and former White House chief of staff John Kelly, didn't have the chops to perform their jobs to the level needed."
According to Kushner, Trump "cycled out a lot of the people who didn't have what it took to be successful here and a lot of the people who have come in and been excellent are not out there complaining and writing books because they're too busy working."
As one might expect, Kushner -- who is no danger of being fired since he is married to the president's favorite child -- was hammered on Twitter.
Jared Kushner says Trump critics like John Bolton and other former White House officials "didn't have what it took"… https://t.co/6zqORT0Etw— CNN Politics (@CNN Politics)1580573282.0
@CNNPolitics Like a willingness to commit crimes? Or a nepotism connection? Or they didn't read 25 books? But go ah… https://t.co/DHyaDa7glm— I'm Just A Girl 😷 (@I'm Just A Girl 😷)1580580284.0
@CNNPolitics The president's daughter's husband has something he wants to say.— 🌲Million Bonobos Demand 🌲 (@🌲Million Bonobos Demand 🌲)1580582719.0
@CNNPolitics A willingness to commit crimes?— Dr. Alex Wild (@Dr. Alex Wild)1580580230.0
@CNNPolitics https://t.co/Eny6i44Ei1— Nervis Rex 😷🌑 (@Nervis Rex 😷🌑)1580583216.0
@CNNPolitics Nepotism Ken doll has thoughts.— Brenda Of The North (@Brenda Of The North)1580580683.0
@CNNPolitics He has the kind of face I could slap for a living— FDT (@FDT)1580582975.0
@CNNPolitics If only they had married princess Ivanka!— Karen who pays more taxes than trump (@Karen who pays more taxes than trump)1580582585.0
@CNNPolitics ..Does he mean nepotism? WTF?— General Kanye_Trump. (Space Force)💎 (@General Kanye_Trump. (Space Force)💎)1580573353.0
@CNNPolitics A father-in-law who is the president— Don Campbell (@Don Campbell)1580573431.0
@CNNPolitics Pore-less skin and robot like emotions?— CJ (@CJ)1580581261.0
@CNNPolitics BY that he means a rich daddy who went to jail— Joe Lockhart (@Joe Lockhart)1580583136.0