This is the way the Trump regime is going to go out the door and into the history books, doubling and tripling down on falsehoods and fracturing facts all the way. When Trump did his 18 taped interview segments with Bob Woodward, Jared Kushner did a segment with Woodward himself. That’s where the “overconfident idiot” quote came from. Today Kushner went on TV and said that he was referring to people in the campaign and not the administration. That prompted Woodward to get on TV, and in an interview with Philip Rucker of the Washington Post, he set the record straight.

“If you look at Jared Kushner’s quote, he said, ‘Well, there were people in the campaign’ and then suggested he was referring to these ‘overconfident idiots’ in the campaign. In the transcript, it’s clear he’s talking about the administration. The administration is not the campaign.”

“It is kind of this whole idea, you can take facts and kind of turn them and suggest [that]  I’m quite interested in. When Jared says he has tapes, I have tapes. I taped him with his permission. I suspect that he was taping me. He did not extend the courtesy to me that he was taping the conversation.”

Kushner v. Woodward. Talk about bringing a knife to a gun fight. Kushner’s only exposure to truth is how much he lies about it. He has spin meister skills that he’s honed in Trump world along with Kellyanne Conway and the best of them, and he’s stacking those against the reporting skills of a storied veteran journalist, who didn’t get where he got except by knowing exactly what he was talking about.

What is interesting, is that Kushner is blessedly oblivious to how outclassed he is — not only here, but in all his dealings in the Trump administration. He thinks he’s dealing on a peer level with people who are light years beyond him, whether we’re talking about journalists or autocratic dictators. Kushner imagines life as a level playing field and thinks he can take on anybody and any topic because he can read a book about it — or 25 books, in the instance of the Middle East. Kushner is the walking embodiment of the Dunning-Kruger effect.

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9 Comments on "Kushner Accuses Bob Woodward Of False Reporting, Woodward Says ‘I Report Accurately’"

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Why is Kushner worried about hurting Mattis and those other’s feelings? Does it make any difference to anyone whether he was talking about these guys or the campaign? I smell a rat. Something is going on here that is not obvious.

p j evans

Kushner thinks he’s as much of a genius as his father-in-law, which isn’t a recommendation.



Cherl Harrell

Kushner seems very much like Trump, in the respect of not realizing when they are completely outclassed. They both drink the same kool-aid.


A lot of sociopath / narcissists in one family.

Carol O

They are drawn to each other. Who else would have them?

I believe and trust what journalists are reporting over what any person in the Trump administration says. I am so tired of analyses of Trump and what he is thinking and feeling and why he is acting like he does. He did his first town hall in my city before he became president. I streamed it online because I didn’t know much about him but after that one speech I could tell right away what he was about and I thought he was an idiot and stupid. His speech was a mishmash of ramblings. I am praying that after the… Read more »
rory darjiit

Of the immediate family, Jared is last on my list of who I want to see in jail…but he’s Jared…he’s probably the most likely of them to end up there.

old grey dude

Do you think the Jared Diamond folks are shitting bricks now that their brand is fucked forever? No one will want to trust a diamond from Jared.