Book reveals how Trump used Tom Brady to insult son-in-law Jared Kushner

Book reveals how Trump used Tom Brady to insult son-in-law Jared Kushner

Book reveals how Trump used Tom Brady to insult son-in-law Jared Kushner

Kushner asked him at the time.

In the days following a news conference in August 2017 in which President Donald Trump said "there is blame on both sides" of a deadly white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, his daughter Ivanka Trump said in a meeting with a White House adviser, "My dad's not a racist; he didn't mean any of it", according to a New York Times report published Monday on a forthcoming book.

"You've got to be insane", Cohn was quoted as telling Kushner in front of others; the meeting with Angbang executives reportedly took place around the time he hosted Chinese government officials in the Fifth Avenue skyscraper.

"We'd just be sitting there awkwardly, like, Okay, well, we can't really talk until she leaves", Corallo told Ward, adding, "They were reckless".

One source described as "close" to Trump's legal team told Ward that such actions were common among Trump White House officials who crossed either Kushner or first daughter Ivanka Trump.


But the episode permanently changed his view of Ms. Trump and Mr. Kushner, who are often painted as moderating influences on the president, according to "Kushner Inc.", by the journalist Vicky Ward.

The then-secretary of state "told Kushner that his interference had endangered the US", Ward reported in her book, a copy of which was obtained by The Guardian. Author Michael Wolff claimed in his book "Fire and Fury " that Corallo had left the White House in part because he believed that Trump had obstructed justice. "It seems she has written a book of fiction rather than any serious attempt to get the facts".

There's context to Trump's quip: In a July 2018 story, the Times reported that when Trump would get frustrated with Kushner, he would joke that he "could have had Tom Brady" as his son-in-law instead of Kushner.

Kushner's camp blasted the book, with a spokesman for Jared's attorney Abbe Lowell telling the Times that '[e] very point that Ms. Ward mentioned in what she called her "fact checking" stage was entirely false'. "Correcting everything wrong would take too long and be pointless".

But according to The Times, Trump's desire to remove them came and went in waves.

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