A certain late night comedian will be following Jared Kushner to Israel this month – but he’s not being sent by US President Donald Trump.
Conan O’Brien, the former Tonight Show host who now has his own show, Conan, on TBS, announced Friday night that he will be traveling to the Holy Land soon.
Writing on Twitter, O’Brien said “Breaking: Conan O’Brien sends Conan O’Brien to Israel to help Jared Kushner.” He then linked to a news article from TIME magazine about Kushner’s upcoming return to the region.
— Conan O’Brien (@ConanOBrien) August 11, 2017
Kushner is slated to visit the Middle East this week, and meet with leadership from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, Egypt, Israel and the Palestinian Authority, according to the White House. He will be accompanied by Mideast peace envoy Jason Greenblatt and US deputy national security adviser Dina Powell.
O’Brien has been relentless in his mocking of Trump and his leadership abilities. In June, the comedian noted that Kushner was in the Middle East working on brokering peace.
“Kushner thinks real progress will start once both sides stop laughing,” said O’Brien. “Why is he there? Who is he? He was an intern on our show a week ago.”
And while Trump was visiting Israel, O’Brien had fun with the president’s trip. A sketch on the show joked that Trump told Russian President Vladimir Putin that when he visited the Western Wall, he tucked a note in the wall asking “for the power of invisibility so I could touch some ladies.”
According to Ynet, O’Brien’s visit – which will be about five days – was planned along with the Keshet media group and also the Israeli Foreign Ministry.
But could there have been someone else…