It looks like there is a rivalry
between Donald Trump and
his own son-in-law Jared Kushner,
especially when it comes to policy
advice that Trump received
from his son-in-law.
We love the drama, another episode
of As The White House Turns.
>> I made some perfect mistakes.
>> I asked for his resignation.
>> I'm disappointed in
the Attorney General
>> Jonathan Swan over at Axios is
reporting that Donald Trump regrets
passing criminal justice reform.
And look, if you are a rational
human being, then you would have
known that Donald Trump
never really cared about criminal
justice reform and the first step
act was toothless to begin with.
And you should have known
the second Donald Trump was
inaugurated and decided to
reinstitute the use of private
prisons for federal inmates.
But anyway, here's what the latest
is based on Axios' reporting.
One person who spoke with
the president interpreted his way
of his thinking this way.
No more of Jared woke.
Another said Trump has indicated
that following Kushner's advice has
harmed him politically.
So Jared Kushner apparently was
the influence behind the scenes,
the person who was encouraging
Donald Trump to provide pardons to
certain non-violent offenders,
to pass a criminal justice reform.
And apparently Trump realized that
he is so racist and
so terrible to minority communities
that that small effort would not
actually lead to people of color
him over a Democratic challenger.
So Trump tipped his toe into police
reform under pressure
after a Minneapolis police officer
killed George Floyd and
an executive order that activists
considered toothless, but
he likely will not go further to
restrain law enforcement officers
So there was the initial criminal
And then if you guys can remember,
there was the executive order after
the protests started,
which essentially would do nothing.
But it was enough to make the law
enforcement community frustrated
and angry with him.
Conservatives have been angry
someone he watches regularly on
Fox News was angry with him.
That was Tucker Carlson.
And after he watched this segment,
he decided to change course and
move away from
criminal justice reform.
Take a quick look.
>> No one has more contempt for
Donald Trump's voters than
Jared Kushner does, and no one
expresses it more frequently.
Donald Trump ran as a law and order
candidate because he meant it.
And his views remain
fundamentally unchanged today.
But the President's famously sharp
instincts, the ones that won him
the presidency almost four years
ago, have been since subverted at
every level by Jared Kushner.
This is true on immigration,
on foreign policy, and
especially on law enforcement.
As crime in this country continues
to rise, Jared Kushner has led
a highly aggressive effort to let
more criminals out of prison and
back on to the streets.
This is reckless.
At this moment in time,
It continues to happen.
>> So Trump has now made clear,
Cenk, that he wants to support law
enforcement unequivocably, and
he won't do anything that could
be seen as undercutting police.
>> Yeah. >> So we'll see
what happens with Kushner.
But he seems to regret taking
>> Yeah, I mean, he's going as
usual, full racist, especially when
it comes to Black Lives Matter.
But I want to be clear about
something then come back to
an important part of why he's
listening to Tucker Carlson.
So there's two different reforms
that people are talking about.
There's a criminal justice reform
that was passed, and some people
say that that was not enough.
Of course, it's not enough.
But the question is,
was it a good start?
I actually think it was, and
I know took some heat recently for
being part of that effort.
I don't agree with that.
I think that what he was trying
to do was constructive and
productive and I think people on
the left try to tear down
constructive people too much.
I'm keeping it real, okay?
So you can tell that it was real
because now Trump regrets it, and
Tucker Carlson hates it.
So it actually did have an effect.
It is a good beginning and
you could tell by the right-wing
reaction, that goddamn liberal,
Jared Kushner made us do it.
Now, that's ridiculous to call
Jared Kushner a liberal, but
that bill was not bad.
And I have given Trump credit for
that in the past because we
actually care about the truth.
Now, the second reform they're
telling you about is the so-called
reform that Trump proposed
after George Floyd got killed.
And he's like, okay, yeah,
I hear there's police brutality.
All right, let's ban chokeholds
unless you feel like it.
First of all,
banning chokeholds is incredibly
Chokeholds are banned in most
And the cops do it anyway and
they get away with it anyway.
And in this case,
he wasn't even banning it.
He said if they feel like they're
in danger, they can do a chokehold.
Well, they don't
do a chokehold because they're out
to lunch, right?
They do it because they claim they
feel like they're in danger.
So it was useless and
on purpose because at that point,
Trump had already turned away
from criminal justice reform.
And so no, no, it's better to
lean into my base and
to be vicious against black people.
So now why is he listening to
According to the reporting,
it's partly because Tucker Carlson
is now the number one rated
host on Fox News.
So he's like, he's got good
ratings, so he must be right.
You idiot with 1%
of the country watching you,
you have the top rated
cable news show in the country.
There's 330 million people.
You've got 3 million people,
you got a top show, but that's
still only 1% of the country.
Look at the polls.
The polls say two-thirds
of Americans think that Trump has
handled the George Floyd situation
poorly, including an overwhelming
majority of independence.
But he does not have the ability
to understand that.
All he thinks is me on TV,
me no ratings.
Me get paid based on ratings.
Okay, God, what a moron.
Okay, God, what a moron.