Jake Tapper took aim at President Donald Trump Monday for giving so much responsibility to his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
Following reports that Trump had sent his newly appointed senior adviser to meet with leaders in Iraq, the host of CNN’s “The Lead” noted the other major roles Kushner is expected to play ― from Middle Eastern peace envoy to negotiating with China and “reinventing the U.S. government.”
“So Jared Kushner is in charge of the world apparently,” Tapper quipped, before asking why Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had not been sent to Iraq instead.
Bloomberg’s White House correspondent Margaret Talev noted how 36-year-old Kushner has “no formal diplomatic training or government experience” but he’s now been “handed like every major portfolio in the world.”
Tapper later pointed out how Republicans would have been “yelling about it” had Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won the 2016 presidential election and given so much power to her daughter, Chelsea Clinton.