We’ve known for some time now that Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband, Donald’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner — both of whom served as senior aides in her daddy’s White House — spent the final portion of Trump’s presidential term itching to distance themselves from all his reputation-damaging scandal and corruption, as soon as they possibly could.
But now, it seems Kushner himself is openly admitting to just how ready he was to rid himself and his family of the proverbial Trump stink and get back to the lives they enjoyed before serving as senior aides under his father-in-law, Donald Trump.
Kushner’s admission came in his upcoming tell-all book, Breaking History: A White House Memoir, according to an excerpt obtained and reported on by Business Insider. According to the excerpt, Kushner told his wife Ivanka, “It’s been a wild five years, but in thirty days, we’ll have a lot less responsibility and we will get our lives back.”
“I’m ready,” Trump’s son writes in his forthcoming tell-all book. “We just have to keep going hard for thirty more days.”
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During the time that Kushner is referencing here, he was deeply involved in the coordination of the Trump administration’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. According to his account in his new book, Jared was attempting to close a deal with Pfizer to order millions of vaccine doses just shortly after the US Food and Drug Administration approved the shot.
Kushner writes of a December evening he spent juggling phone calls with Pfizer’s CEO, Albert Bourla, and trying to discuss various pardons with his father-in-law. Kushner told his wife, “I don’t think we are going to get that wind-down period we had hoped for.” Jared was eventually able to successfully secure a deal with Pfizer regarding the COVID-19 vaccines.
Both Ivanka and Jared have recently appeared before the January 6th House Select Committee to deliver their testimonies regarding the Capitol attack, and Donald Trump’s specific behavior in the days leading up to and on January 6th, 2021. Neither of them seemed to be as staunchly devout to the former president as I’m sure Trump was hoping for.
Jared told Committee members that he consistently urged the then-president not to take legal advice from the likes of Rudy Giuliani, while Ivanka admitted that she felt her father never should have declared victory on Election Day 2020.
“I don’t know that I had a firm view as to what he should say, in that circumstance,” Ivanka testified under oath to the House Panel. “The results were still being counted. It was becoming clear that the race would not be called on election night.”
Ivanka also made a significant break from her father’s claims when she told the J6 Committee that she accepted the results of Attorney General Bill Barr’s DOJ investigation that determined there was no widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election, as her father continues to claim as truth.
“It affected my perspective. I respect Attorney General Barr, so I accepted what he was saying,” Ivanka Trump told the Panel.
Kushner’s new tell-all memoir is set to hit the shelves on August 23rd.
Read the full report from Business Insider here.
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