Jared Saves the World With PowerPoint

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Jared Kushner, the talking tree stump who dabbles in soft power, has been exploring the wonderful world of PowerPoint. According to a report in Politico, Donald Trump’s son-in-law and very best friend has been meeting in private with lawmakers to spin “his political inexperience as an asset,” with an “air of breezy self-assurance.” His plans “are often woefully short on detail,” as are, apparently, his PowerPoint slides:

Kushner has been talking up his immigration plan with the aid of a PowerPoint presentation, which detractors have derided as laughably simplistic. In the version he debuted to lawmakers on Tuesday, the slides showed circles placed next to each other representing different potential immigration reforms and flags denoting “peer nations” that have adopted merit-based immigration systems such as Canada, Australia and Japan, according to two Republicans who have viewed the presentation.

“Certainly not a McKinsey presentation. But it wasn’t purporting to be. It was a conversation opener, not a closer,” one of the Republicans said.

Congrats to Jared for learning how to use PowerPoint. But perhaps he should take the advice from researchers at Harvard, his alma mater, who say that PowerPoint sucks.

Prachi Gupta is a senior reporter at Jezebel.

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JujyMonkey: unstable genius

Great. Foreign policy as dictated by a reject underwear gnome.