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Jared Kushner gets a civic lesson after calling U.S. citizens government’s ‘customers’

Kushner will lead a new department aimed at streamlining federal bureaucracy.


David Gilmour


Amid the frustrated disappointment of denied immigration policies and a failed healthcare bill, President Donald Trump now wants to change how government works. To accomplish this, he created an entirely new government department called the White House Office of American Innovation—and he’s putting his son-in-law in charge.

The plan is to implement campaign policies through privatizing some key federal government functions while leaning on the expertise of corporations. The new office will be led by Jared Kushner, who got off to a bad start when he described American citizens as “customers.”

“We should have excellence in government,” Kushner said in a Sunday interview published in the Washington Post. “The government should be run like a great American company. Our hope is that we can achieve successes and efficiencies for our customers, who are the citizens.”

People are not happy at the comparison, and many have taken to Twitter to helpfully readjust Kushner’s apparently upside down understanding of how government works.


Even if government isn’t a business, it’s clear Kushner should hire a new marketing person.

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