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Jimmy Kimmel has a dark theory on why Trump sent Jared Kushner to Iraq

Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and aide with an unusually broad portfolio, flew to Iraq on Sunday to meet with military commanders and Iraqi leaders. On Monday's Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel found the assignment "strange, because Jared Kushner is a real estate developer, he's 36 years old, he has no experience dealing with foreign governments." Ivanka's husband "is a guy who negotiates rent," he said. "This is his job, is to figure out how much it will cost to put a Dunkin' Donuts on the first floor of an office building. Dennis Rodman has more foreign policy experience than Jared Kushner, for real."

"So you have to wonder why the president would send him to a military operation in Iraq," Kimmel said, and on the drive to work, he decided "there's only one possible explanation: I think the president might be trying to kill him. You know, a lot of fathers don't get along with their sons-in-law. If you're president, you can throw a black bag over his head and ship him off to Iraq. Think about it, it makes sense." Watch below to see how Kimmel thinks Don Jr. and Eric Trump are taking the news. Peter Weber