‘Daily Show’s’ Trevor Noah: Jared Kushner Is the ‘Real President’

With Jared Kushner taking on so much ‘responsibility,’ the ‘Daily Show’ host wonders what’s left for Trump.

First it was Steve Bannon. Then it was Fox News. Now, a new name has floated to the top of Trevor Noah’s “Who is the Real President?” list: Jared Kushner.

This week, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law made a surprise trip to Iraq where he received an “update on the status of the counter-ISIS campaign,” according to a statement from the White House. “But Kushner, he wouldn’t reach the number one spot in our real president standings if that were his only responsibility,” The Daily Show host said Tuesday night.

Kushner has also been tasked with planning Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Mar-a-Lago later this week as well as bringing peace to the Middle East. “Like Trump said, ‘Plan me a party for me and the Chinese president and also create peace in the Middle East,’” Noah joked, imagining Kushner’s response: “What? That’s insane! I don’t even know what your favorite color balloons are, man!”

“So, defeating ISIS, bringing peace to the Middle East, that’s a lot of responsibility,” Noah added. “But maybe, just maybe, Jared Kushner has a shot. If he focuses on nothing else.”

With that, he revealed the other minor task Trump has given to Kushner: leading the newly-created White House Office of American Innovation, which includes reforming the criminal justice system, veteran care, dealing with the opioid epidemic and essentially changing how the entire federal government is run.

“That’s all,” Noah said. “Wow, Trump is giving Jared Kushner so much to do. And here you were bitching about your father-in-law asking you to set up the wifi.”