One of the best political satirists in the land scores another homer. Andy Borowitz of The Borowitz Report continues to jump and play in the Trump arena taking jabs wherever and whenever he can. In his current , Borowitz highlights how well Trump can lie to the media, to the entire country and to the entire world—without even flinching.
Drumming up a scenerio, Borowitz chooses a situation where Trump is blaming the media for exaggerating his relationship with Jared Kushner who is not only his son-in-law, but also a White House senior advisor. Kushner is in deep and he is a target of FBI’s Robert Mueller in conjunction with the Trump-Russian collusion investigation, as well as other deeds of a nefarious nature.
Here is an excerpt from Borowitz’s piece.
“He’s someone I would see around the office and who, I guess, was working for me,” Trump told reporters on the last leg of his foreign trip. “Beyond that, I couldn’t tell you much about him.
I can’t place exactly whom I’ve heard Trump refer to like this, but it seems there have been several over the years when the subject is someone who is under legal legal scrutiny. Trump lies in effort to distance and protect himself from possible guilt/incrimination—by affiliation. Here’s another Borowitz excerpt.
Trump refused to answer further questions about Kushner’s possible legal difficulties, saying only, “I wish Garrett well.”
The thing is, if Trump were to really say this when asked about his own son-in-law, would anyone be surprised? I’m betting no.
Cheers to Borowitz for brightening another day.
Andy Borowitz is the New York Times best-selling author of “The 50 Funniest American Writers,” and a comedian who has written for The New Yorker since 1998. He writes the Borowitz Report, a satirical column on the news, for newyorker.com.