April 17, 2019
Even after Trump won the presidency, Jared Kushner was embarrassed by his father-in-law, according to Vicky Ward's terrific new book, Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
In a speech to hundreds of New York bankers and businessmen on Dec. 16, 2016, Jared admitted that Trump was "easy to hate from afar." But not to worry, he said, Trump wouldn't be keeping his campaign promises -- especially on immigration.
One banker who heard the speech was appalled, shocked by Jared's arrogance in thinking he could "control" the president.
Joke's on him. Turns out Jared was right. He does control Trump.
And what a blessing that's been.
It was Jared's idea to fire FBI Director James Comey. If Trump hadn't followed that advice, there would have been no independent counsel.
It was also Jared and Ivanka's idea to hire Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn. (Ivanka was adamant, saying Flynn gets "anything he wants.")
If Trump hadn't hired Manafort and Flynn, the independent counsel investigation would have been over in about a week.
Even Trump's opponents warned him about the man Javanka said should have anything he wants. Ward reports:
"President Barack Obama gave Trump two pieces of advice: One was that the biggest problem he would face as president was the nuclear threat posed by North Korea. The second was a warning against hiring Flynn: 'He'll cause you nothing but problems.'" Read More »