To be honest, we’ve never known what Valerie Jarrett’s actual job is at the White House — only that she’s the one who tells President Obama what to do when he’s not busy golfing. Apparently she also oversees the White House Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, and chairs the White House Council on Women and Girls.
Whatever it is she does, she’s thrilled today to introduce her newest team member, Jaan Williams.
Proud to welcome Jaan Williams to my team. 1st openly transgender @WhiteHouse liaison at any federal agency in US history!
— Valerie Jarrett (@vj44) February 18, 2016
@vj44 @JonahNRO @WhiteHouse Juan Williams did what?!?
— StanleyFosha (@stanleyfosha) February 18, 2016
That’s great news. Did she happen to mention that Williams is the first openly transgender White House liaison at any federal agency in U.S. history? It’s such a relief she did, because we were wondering but were hesitant to come right out and ask.
@vj44 @JonahNRO @WhiteHouse well let's just bake a fucking cake. One more box checked.
— pete_in_LA (@RedFish818) February 18, 2016
.@vj44 @WhiteHouse Qualified? Experienced? Communication skills? Is that stuff still important?
— Cranky Gordon (@CrankyGordon) February 18, 2016
Did Jen “Power of Hashtag” Psaki get a promotion?
@vj44 @JonahNRO @WhiteHouse You guys are beyond parody.
— TX Gumbo (@TXGumbo) February 18, 2016
Are they qualified for the position, or am I hate-filled for even wanting to know?@vj44 @NoahCRothman @WhiteHouse https://t.co/SpNyptgVSz
— Brad Slager (@MartiniShark) February 18, 2016
@vj44 @WhiteHouse But is this person actually qualified?
— Greg (@Flying59Vette) February 18, 2016
@vj44 @JonahNRO @WhiteHouse wow I thought we were a nation that judged people by the content of their character not their sexual identity
— Jeff Dressler (@atime4truth) February 18, 2016
@vj44 @WhiteHouse pic.twitter.com/rZ4qJdrDUS
— jen henkel (@jen_henkel) February 18, 2016
@vj44 @JonahNRO @WhiteHouse Well isn't that special.
— Buff Maloney (@bmaloney7861) February 18, 2016
@vj44 @JonahNRO @WhiteHouse Well bless your heart, that should make us safer from ISIS. Thanks for staying on top of important things.
— bbnanny (@NanbumHall) February 18, 2016
@vj44 @WhiteHouse hey. Did you guys hear about the radioactive material stolen in Iraq? Or were you too busy with this?
— ZDA (@ZDAuburn60) February 18, 2016
@vj44 @JonahNRO @WhiteHouse Key word here is openly. I suppose if you are transgender but not openly, you are screwed.
— Todd Salvo (@ToddSalvo) February 18, 2016
@vj44 @JonahNRO @WhiteHouse is that an essential job function?
— DSNicol (@Dsnicol2) February 18, 2016
@vj44 @JonahNRO @WhiteHouse NOBODY CARES!!!
— Philip McKanna (@pmckanna) February 18, 2016
@vj44 @JonahNRO @WhiteHouse Wonderful. Any other qualifications?
— Bryan Beltz (@bbeltz1) February 18, 2016
@vj44 @NoahCRothman @WhiteHouse Gotta luv identity politics.
— His Nibs (@MrJansTweets) February 18, 2016
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