When President Donald Trump appointed Jared Kushner as his senior adviser, many people pointed out that the action violates the Constitution. Despite some people expressing disagreement, Trump went ahead and appointed Kusher to the post.
The Constitution of the United States prohibits a government official from giving a relative a government role. The action, which is commonly known as nepotism, is widely practiced in countries that are under a dictatorship. This is why it is no surprise that Trump's action raised some eyebrows.
However, it appears that Trump has never really considered anyone other than Kushner for the role. Despite his misgivings about immigrants, Trump expressed confidence that Kushner will properly do the job.
The International Business Times reported that Kushner comes from a family of poor immigrants and of Jewish heritage. Trump's daughter, Ivanka, had to convert into being an Orthodox Jew, which is why some people find it laughable when the president tweeted and lambasted Jewish people.
Kushner owns a newspaper and is a real estate magnate. His father, Charles, was imprisoned for tax evasion, witness tampering and illegal campaign donations. Charles was the one responsible for the growth of the Kushner family's real estate firm. Despite Charles' imprisonment, the Kushner family's real estate firm managed to flourish beyond belief and is now one of the biggest players in the industry.
It is not clear how Kushner will affect future laws and regulations since much like Trump, he is sort of a newcomer to politics. However, Forward reported that Trump expressed full confidence that Kushner will be able to broker peace in the Middle East. The task is a huge one given that a number of presidents have already tried but they all fail.
Trump's nominees and appointees are mostly dubious. Jobs & Hire previously reported that Trump's Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, his pick for the Environmental Protection Agency head, doubts humans' impact on climate change.