Washington, D.C. might be a “mess” right now, but that’s going to “end soon,” according to Stephen Colbert, because President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and “leader of the preppy camp across the lake” Jared Kushner has been tapped to lead the newly-created White House Office of American Innovation and “overhaul” the federal government to work more like a business.
“And the government desperately needs overhaul,” the Late Show host said Monday night. “Somebody keeps putting totally unqualified people in charge of really important stuff.” Colbert called the new department’s title “vague, but still better than the original title: The Bureau of Obvious Nepotism.”
“Kushner’s job will be to lead a team to ‘fix government with business ideas,’” Colbert continued. “And you know he’s got great business ideas, like being born into a wealthy real estate family, or marrying into a wealthy real estate family. Why hasn’t the government tried that?”
In a statement, Kushner said he believes the government “should be run like a great American company.”
“And if they can’t do that, run it like a Trump company,” Colbert shot back.