After the sudden announcement that she would be leaving her post at the end of the year, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley and President Donald Trump held a joint announcement where the two heaped piles of praise on each other.
The president said:
“She’s done a fantastic job and we’ve done a fantastic job together. We’ve solved a lot of problems and we’re in the process of solving a lot of problems.”
“No, I’m not running for 2020. I can promise you what I’ll be doing is campaigning for [Donald Trump]. So I look forward to supporting the president in the next election.”
In an administration fraught with ceaseless resignations and firings—many less than amicable—it was relatively rare to see the President accept a resignation without making an enemy afterwards.
But amidst the praise for the president, Haley was also quick to praise someone else as well: Trump adviser and son in law, Jared Kushner.
“Jared is such a hidden genius that no one understands. I mean, to redo the nafta deal the way he did, what I’ve done working with him on the Middle East peace plan, it’s so unbelievably well done.”
Jared Kushner has quite the reputation (complete with an SNL impersonation by Jimmy Fallon), but many found Haley’s suggestion that Kushner is a genius laughable.
"Jared is such a hidden genius that no one understands"
–what a very kind 3rd grade teacher writes about the kid who eats paste
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) October 9, 2018
It's not hidden: Jared Kushner is a genius at nepotism. And everyone understands. https://t.co/fCcmLJY9VC
— Andrew Stroehlein (@astroehlein) October 9, 2018
hidden genius that no one understands pic.twitter.com/esWbYai1Gl
— Ben Philippe (@gohomeben) October 9, 2018
Nikki calls Jared a "hidden genius". Real hidden. So hidden you'd think it doesn't exist (it doesn't).
— SKIRT (@talktoskirt) October 9, 2018
Jared Kushner is a hidden genius if being a genius is less about finding ways to make the world a better place and more about finding ways to hide your $1.2 billion dollars in debt.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) October 9, 2018
The praise may generate laughs now, but according to some theories, it could spell something much more foreboding.