Last Updated on July 1, 2020
President Donald Trump reportedly regrets letting son-in-law Jared Kushner take the reigns on foreign and domestic policy, in light of the negative public response to the Trump administration’s ill-received efforts to placate Black Lives Matter rioters over the past month.
Axios reported Wednesday that sources inside the White House say Trump wants “no more of Jared’s woke sh*t,” after several weeks of abysmal polling for the administration that indicates an uphill battle in the 2020 election, and no net increase in black voters.
Trump reportedly now realizes that going along with Kushner’s “police reform” and “criminal justice reform” initiatives has hurt him politically.
Kushner’s relentless push for policy alignment with left-wing causes such as Black Lives Matter may now face stiff resistance from the President, particularly after Kushner was called out by name by Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
Carlson, who became the most-watched cable news host of all time during the month of June, has repeatedly praised Trump’s instincts while contrasting said instincts unfavorably with Kushner’s policies, and the end result of enacting them.
“Donald Trump may lose this election,” Carlson said last week, pointing out that despite virtue signalling for “criminal justice reform” from the White House, Black Lives Matter still polled significantly higher than the President.
Carlson also stated, “In 2016, Donald Trump ran as a law-and-order candidate because he meant it. And his views remain fundamentally unchanged today. But the president’s famously sharp instincts, the ones that won him the presidency almost four years ago, have been since subverted at every level by Jared Kushner.”
In recent days, Trump has reversed course on the riots and vandalism, signing an executive order to protect national monuments from desecration and describing Black Lives Matter signs as symbols of hate.
Trump has also vowed to fight Democratic Party and Black Lives Matter efforts to rename military bases.
The White House has repeatedly denied the existence of an ideological rift between Trump and Kushner, citing on Wednesday “historic strides toward rectifying racial disparities in sentencing.”
“Numerous anonymous sources have attempted to provide separation between Jared and the president. They have failed for the last three and a half years. They are not going to be successful today either,” a senior White official responded to the Axios report.