On Monday, President-elect Trump announced that his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will serve as a senior adviser in the Trump administration. Trump’s decision was met with skepticism by Democrats, who have said Trump is in conflict with an anti-nepotism statute. Some Democrats have already have called on the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) to review the appointment’s legality.
The panel on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Tuesday, however, had nothing but praise for Kushner.
“This is a guy who grew up here, is well-known here, and is respected in Manhattan by people like [Mayor] Bill de Blasio,” MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said of Kushner.
NBC Willie Geist added that “long before he was associated with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, [Kushner] was a respected guy.”
Geist went on to point out: “Given the fact that Jared Kushner is a smart and reasonable guy, and somebody that they all can deal with, I don’t know if you want to get rid of this guy. But there are legal questions.”
Scarborough went on to say: “Jared Kushner is from – most people that know him in New York, and have known Donald Trump through the years in New York, would be the last person you would not want around Donald Trump.”
Eddie Glaude Jr., who is the chair of the Center for African-American Studies at Princeton Universty, said that Kushner is a moderating influence on Trump.
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