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Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has registered to vote as a woman

Josh Jackman September 27, 2017
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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 26: Jared Kushner (C), President Trump's adviser and son-in-law attends a working luncheon with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain in the Cabinet Room of the White House September 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

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Donald Trump’s son-in-law registered as a female voter in New York, it has emerged.

Jared Kushner, a senior advisor to Trump who is married to his daughter Ivanka – another advisor to the President – also registered in New Jersey with a gender defined as “unknown.”

Public records first reported by Democratic opposition research group American Bridge show that when Kushner registered to vote in New York in 2009, he checked the female box.

Senior Advisor Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump wait on the South Lawn of the White House during a memorial service for the 9/11 terrorist attacks September 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Brad Bainum, press secretary for American Bridge, told Wired that the revelation spoke volumes about Kushner’s aptitude for his role in the White House.

“Kushner can’t even fill out the most basic paperwork without screwing it up, so it’s a mystery why anyone thinks he’s somehow going to bring peace to the Middle East,” he said.

“Would anyone but the president’s son-in-law still have a West Wing job after repeated disclosure errors and a botched a security clearance form?”

Kushner, who has been handed a large portfolio of different issues by the Trump administration, has had to revise his federal security clearance forms multiple times to include meetings with foreign contacts.

He told congressional investigators that the mistakes were down to a “miscommunication” with his assistant.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 24:  White House Senior Advisor and President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner reads a statment in front of West Wing of the White House after testifying behind closed doors to the Senate Intelligence Committee about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election July 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. In a statement released before the meeting, Kushner said he met with people who represented or may have represented the Russian government four times.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Kushner was one of several people close to Trump identified earlier this year as having registered to vote in two states.

It was revealed that Steve Bannon, Trump’s daughter Tiffany, Sean Spicer and Steven Mnuchin also had multiple registrations.

This was after Trump called for an investigation into voter fraud, “including those registered to vote in two states,” after repeatedly saying, falsely, that millions of people had voted illegally in November’s election.

There is no suggestion that any of them voted twice.

Despite being touted as liberal influences on the President, Kushner and Ivanka Trump have had little effect in terms of stopping transphobic policies from being enacted.

Senior Advisor Jared Kushner listens as US President Donald Trump speaks to the press on August 11, 2017, at his Bedminster National Golf Club in New Jersey. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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Donald Trump’s Defense Secretary James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis is pushing ahead with the administration’s plans to ban transgender people from the military.

In the face of multiple civil rights lawsuits, Trump officials have already blocked recruitment of any military personnel who identify as transgender, while they are working on plans to ‘purge’ existing soldiers from next year.

And in February, the Trump administration officially revoked President Barack Obama’s guidance protecting trans students in public schools.

Related topics: Donald Trump, election, Government, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, Politics, president donald trump, Trump, US, US, voting

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