The accepted wisdom has been that President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner is a real powerhouse at the White House, but his presence lurked in the background until he spoke to a technology summit in Washington on Monday. In fact until then, it is safe to say that few Americans had ever heard Kushner's voice, which wasn't what many would have expected.
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The mismatch between the power and influence of this 36-year-old boyish-looking senior adviser to the president and his high-pitched youthful voice was grist for comedy from Seth Meyers on Monday on Meyer's NBC "Late Night" show (from minute 4:23 in the video clip below). Speaking about Kushner, who is married to Trump's daughter Ivanka, Meyers asked: "That's the mastermind who tried to set up a back channel with Russia?" Meyers added: "His title says senior adviser to the president, but his voice says senior at Claremont High School."