President Trump quipped today that his son-in-law/senior adviser, Jared Kushner, has “become more famous than me” after appearing on the cover of last week’s edition of Time.
Trump made the remark while greeting Republican congressional leaders and White House staff before a meeting on his legislative agenda.
“Jared has actually become much more famous than me — I’m a little upset at that,” Trump said, prompting the room to erupt in laughter.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) turned to Kushner and said, “That’s a badge of honor.” Kushner smiled but did not respond, according to a reporter in the room.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 6, 2017
Of course, the last time Trump uttered those words, it didn’t end well for the person he said them to.
During a reception for law enforcement officials two days after his inauguration, Trump singled out James Comey, saying, “he’s become more famous than me,” before calling him over for a handshake and hug.
President Trump shakes hands with FBI Director Comey, gives him a back pat and jokes, “He’s become more famous than me.” pic.twitter.com/kiVN12JUzp
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) January 22, 2017
Kind of like a mob boss giving the kiss of death, eh?
(via The Hill)