Talk about Multitasking!

You know that phrase, if you want something done, give it to a busy person? Well President Trump seems intent on testing the accuracy of such a saying.

There was a segment on the news tonight about Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and one of his senior advisers.

I have to admit that I don’t know much about Kushner, but I certainly do not envy him all of the responsibilities that have been thrust upon him.

Here’s the latest list I could come up with:

  • planning the upcoming summit with Chinese leaders
  • negotiating an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal
  • helping oversee relations with:
    • Canada, China, Mexico, and now Iraq
  • reinventing the federal government through the new White House Office of American Innovation
  • preparing to meet with lawmakers to discuss criminal justice reform
  • taking part in discussions to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs
  • tackling the nation’s opioid abuse epidemic

Wow. It seems whenever President Trump wants to put somebody in charge of something, he must here that jingle in the back of his mind, “He went to Jared.”

It seems like all of the tasks listed should be the responsibility of separate individuals, and even better, a team of individuals.

According to CNN, Kushner’s multiple responsibilities include duties typically assigned to a national security adviser or even a secretary of state.

I’m not sure if Kushner actively sought these roles, or if President Trump simply assigned the jobs to him.

But if he’s only successful in just one of the many areas noted above, it seems like he will have accomplished something valuable.

And who knows, by the time you are reading this, he may have picked up a couple more jobs. Like Supreme Court judge or Speaker of the House.

I wish him the best.

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Jim Borden

Accounting Prof. at Villanova; happily married for 30+ years; father of 3 outstanding young men; vegan; interests: fitness, creativity, education, blogging, social media.

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