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Jared Kushner hires Blumhouse PR exec, making the White House extra spooky

Paranormal Activity

Jared Kushner, the guy whose Wikipedia page redirects to the entry for “nepotism,” is currently putting together a White House-backed task force called the Office Of American Innovation for his father-in-law Donald Trump. The goal of the organization is to come up with ways to use business acumen to make the government run more efficiently, even though that was supposed to be Trump’s own area of expertise, and so Kushner is naturally looking for help from people who aren’t part of the political machine that—for all its faults—has managed to keep this country more or less afloat for a while now.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kushner has just hired Josh Raffel, a public relations executive for horror movie studio Blumhouse Productions. Raffel is leaving that job for Kushner’s Office Of Asking Your Wife’s Dad For A Cushy Government Job, and though he wouldn’t give The Hollywood Reporter any details about his role, he did confirm that he accepted the position. Presumably, his experience running PR for the company behind the Paranormal Activity series—which is about people with access to mountains of evidence that confirms the existence of something and yet they choose to ignore it—should come in handy while working with Trump administration. Also, Blumhouse made the Purge movies as well, so Raffel’s work will really come in handy when Trump decides to make all crime legal for one night ever year.


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