The Trump-Sessions policy of separating children from their parents at our southern border has come back to haunt Mr. Trump.
His daughter, Ivanka, the most sensible of all five Trump children, has spoken out forcefully against that policy, calling it the lowest point in her father’s time in the White House (https://www.npr.org/2018/08/02/634898041/ivanka-trump-family-separations-were-a-low-point).
Associate solitary reporters Johanna Jones and Keith Coleman were with Mr. Trump when he learned about Ivanka’s criticism.
“Jared,” he yelled, “get in here right away!”
For once, Jared Kushner, Ivanka’s husband, was not in Jerusalem exchanging high fives with Benjamin Netanyahu.
“Yes?” Jared said, as he entered the Oval Office apprehensively.
“Jared, tell Ivanka that she has to stay quiet on that issue!”
“Sir, she’s right.”
Then, all hell broke loose as Trump tried to throw his son-in-law out the window onto the White House lawn.
But Kushner, 37, is in much better shape than his 72-year old, 239 pound father-in-law.
The Secret Service had to restrain Kushner.
After Secret Service Director Randy Ailes led Kushner onto Pennsylvania Avenue, Trump called his Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin, a Wall Street guy through and through. Mnuchin has been tasked to see if the big big tax break that Trump wants to dole out, to his super-wealthy buddies, can be done by a stroke of Trump's or Mnuchin’s pen, rather than going through Congress, an institution that Trump barely tolerates (https://www.politico.com/story/2018/08/01/trump-treasury-capital-gains-tax-cut-756945).
“No can do, Sir,” Mnuchin told Trump.
As Mnuchin was being escorted out of his office in the Treasury Department straight onto Pennsylvania Avenue, ASR Coleman said to him, “Steve, the easiest way to deal with this is to announce that you have joined the Democratic Party.”
Mnuchin smiled and said, “Absolutely, Keith, that’s exactly what I’m gonna do."