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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner — two White House residents that you’ve probably heard of, but have no idea what they actually do. That’s the message the latest episode of John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight highlighted this weekend.
As President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law respectively, Ivanka and Jared have been given fairly significant jobs without actually being elected.
They’re effectively Donald Trump’s shoulder angels, with Ivanka taking a formal “assistant to the president” tag, while Kushner… well, the actual President, it seems.
For a man who “can’t even get nepotism right”, Oliver quips, Donald Trump isn’t devoid of criticism in this episode either. John Oliver highlights his awkward relationship with Ivanka, and reminds everyone that he could be roaming the White House naked, right now.
John Oliver takes a deep look at Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner’s roles in Donald Trump’s White House
Even with that thought, YouTube sentiment floating to the top of the comments section is positive (towards Oliver, that is).
“The apple does not fall far from the orange” is perhaps quote of the episode, and top comment.
“I always call Jared Kushner “Silent but Deadly.” He’s basically a human fart,” read another.
Published four hours ago, it’s not Oliver’s best performance, but the video has accrued over 146 000 views. With that kind of form, it should probably feature on YouTube’s trending list sometime today.
For now though, have a look at a clip that’s sure to be as divisive as it is entertaining.