President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner gave a rare public speech Monday about how the Trump administration is working to modernize the federal government’s antiquated technology system.
Almost instantly, his voice became a topic of discussion — and mockery.
Try Googling his name and you’ll see that “jared kushner speaks” and “jared kushner voice” have been the top queries within the past day.
On Twitter, it was as if some had expected Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser to channel his inner James Earl Jones, but they heard Michael Cera instead.
Kind of disappointed. Jared Kushner’s making his first public remarks and he hasn’t been hiding a cool Darth Vader voice. At all.
— Karen DaltonBeninato (@kbeninato) June 19, 2017
And there are these:
There’s some logic behind the attention. Kushner has been a powerful figure in the Trump administration, but he has largely remained mum — until Monday.
About two months earlier, the White House announced Kushner will be leading the Office of American Innovation, which is in charge of using the private sector to modernize the government, among other functions. That’s on top of his other jobs of advising his father-in-law, brokering a peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians and being a shadow diplomat on U.S.-Mexico talks.
Most recently, the Chinese government invited Kushner and…