Report: Jared Kushner Has “Exfoliated” His Friends

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Business Insider has a story on first son-in-law Jared Kushner and the socialite friends who've abandoned him because he can't control Trump, and while I couldn't give less of a fuck about that, one part of the story may tell us something about Kushner's true character.

It's not entirely clear what the source for this anecdote is, but Kushner reportedly has a word for his broken relationships.

"The hope was that with Jared, there at least was someone who was smart and thoughtful and potentially doing the right things behind the scenes," one person who previously worked with Kushner told Business Insider. But people "hate him right now," the person continued. "Not just him as a person so much but what he stands for and the fact that he hasn't been able to use his position to do anything meaningful for what we stand for." [...]

Kushner has seen enough relationships break that he now has a word for it: exfoliation.

He is shedding dead relationships like skin cells being scrubbed from a body.

Kushner is ostensibly closer to Trump than anyone aside from Steve Bannon, but while Trump and the Republicans were desperately trying to kick over 24 million people off their healthcare, Kushner was on the slopes in Aspen so I can see why some people may get the idea that he's a sociopath.

  • muselet

    In the late ’80s, back when Donald Trump’s marriage to Trophy Wife #1 was on the rocks, a girlfriend informed me that she was on Ivana’s side. I agreed that she was the more sympathetic character in the very public (and very silly) slow-motion breakup, but said my sympathies were limited because Ivana had to know what kind of person Donald was before she married him. My assessment was not well received, but I stood—and stand—by it.

    Jared Kushner willingly married into a family with a loon for a patriarch (who’s currently on Trophy Wife #3) and which is lousy with cheap grifters. He knew who he was marrying, knew who she was related to, knew the whole tribe would be running Three-Card Monte tables if they had less money to throw around, and he married Ivanka Trump anyway.

    Kushner may well be smart and thoughtful, but he stopped caring about doing the right things in October 2009. And having a cutesy word for losing friends indicates he never really thought of those people as friends.

    So yeah, sociopath or near as makes no difference.


  • Aynwrong

    There isn’t a decent human being to be found in this administration. Not one.

    • gescove

      True. Plus, is it just me, or do Don Jr., Eric, Jared, and Stephen (Miller) all look like effing serial killers? It just flat out gives me the creeps.

  • Georgie

    Kushner is dead cell tissue.