Kushner, who has also been an adviser to Trump, made the remark in his book “Breaking History: A White House Memoir,” to be published next month and from which US media are beginning to publish excerpts today.
According to CNN, in the book, Kushner describes a scene in which Trump’s first chief of staff, Reince Priebus, asked to call a reporter for The New York Times to try to block an article from being published.
In that article, the newspaper reported that Priebus and Bannon were kicked off Air Force One, the president’s official plane, because Trump was unhappy with their behavior.
“Why do you want to come to Florida with me today? I don’t need you. Stay here,” Trump told Priebus and Bannon, according to Kushner.
Immediately afterward, the president cited the fallout from then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to refuse to halt the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, claiming that such an investigation would be “disastrous” for the United States. Government.
When Kushner called a New York Times reporter, asking him not to release the story, Bannon vented his anger at the president’s son-in-law.
“How dare you filter my information? If you filter anything about me, I will start releasing information about you within the next 28 days, starting Sunday,” Bannon threatened.
In his book, Kushner wrote that Bannon – who was fired by Trump in August 2017 – caused him more problems than anyone else during his tenure as White House adviser, admitting that he lied about himself.
In another excerpt from the book, published by The Washington Post, Kushner wrote about what was Trump’s second chief of staff, John Kelly, whom he described as a kind of “Jekyll and Hyde” (a reference to the famous literary figure, with a split personality) and who he accuses of putting pressure on his wife. Ivanka Trump, the former president’s daughter, after an altercation in the Oval Office.
One day, (Kelly) walked out of a tense meeting in the Oval Office. Ivanka was passing the main hallway of the West Wing when she passed him. Unaware of his state of mind, I said ‘Hey, Chief!’ Kelly shoved her out of the way. It didn’t hurt her and she preferred not to Having an affair. But Kelly showed her true character, “writes Ivanka’s husband.
Kushner says that an hour later, Kelly went to Ivanka Trump’s office to apologize and she accepted.
In an “email” sent to the Washington Post, Kelly confirmed that he had no recollection of anything Trump’s son-in-law described.
“It’s unbelievable that I would push a woman. Unimaginable. This never happened. I would never intentionally do such a thing. I also don’t remember apologizing for something I didn’t do.”
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