On Thursday, we learned that White House adviser Jared Kushner has been using WhatsApp for conversations he’s had with foreign officials, a direct violation of security and government protocol, raising the question of why Kushner felt a need to use such a secretive program to conduct official government business.
We also learned that both Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, have repeatedly used private email accounts, which is also against government rules.
During the 2016 campaign, President Donald Trump made a major issue of the way former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used a private email server, spawning seemingly endless memes online with the tag line, “But her emails!”
The irony of Kushner’s actions wasn’t lost on Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), who told CNN’s Anderson Cooper:
“The irony of this is that the president ran his whole presidential campaign accusing Hillary Clinton of having a private server and having communications, and here you have something that’s much worse. You have communications with foreign leaders on platforms that aren’t official U.S. platforms, that put sensitive information at risk.”
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also saw Khanna on CNN and shared a clip of his comments on her Twitter feed, along with a new take on an old expression:
But his WhatsApp https://t.co/kLO3ZHvdbO
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 22, 2019
About an hour later, Clinton joined the conversation:
Tell me about it.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 22, 2019
That led to an outpouring of levity on social media:
— Jenny Chan (@loks_chan) March 22, 2019
When you are witnessing mastery level shade… pic.twitter.com/QD5cXFOmlj
— Lori Wagner (@BriarLori) March 22, 2019
Ummmmmmmm…this is de-licious!!
— James Jam (@Jiimyjam) March 22, 2019
I can’t love this enough.
— Toby Nelson (@PugMafia66) March 22, 2019
And this is why we’re with Hillary – she’s brilliant, accomplished, and funny!
— Bluestocking (@msmadscientist7) March 22, 2019
— john (@milkmanjk) March 22, 2019
Here’s another expression for Jared: Lock him up!
Featured Image Via the BBC