According to a new book released by the Watergate reporters, former president Donald Trump pointed out that his son-in-law and former top advisor Jared Kushner acted in a way that led Trump to believe that Kushner was “more loyal to Israel than the United States.”
“You know, Jared’s more loyal to Israel than to the United States,” Trump reportedly joked according to the new book, “Peril.” The already-strained relationship between Trump and Kushner deteriorated rapidly following the 2020 presidential election.
National File reported in July of 2020 on reports of sources inside the White House stating that Trump wants “no more of Jared’s woke sh*t,” after several weeks of abysmal polling for the administration that indicated an uphill battle in the 2020 election, and no net increase in black voters. Trump reportedly realized that going along with Kushner’s “police reform” and “criminal justice reform” initiatives had hurt him politically.
Additionally, in June 2021 another book quoted Trump as saying “I’ve done all this stuff for the blacks – it’s always Jared telling me to do this. And they all f**king hate me, and none of them are going to vote for me.” Kushner’s push to appease violent Black Lives Matter rioters in the wake of the George Floyd death in Minnesota, coupled with his bungling of Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, reportedly led Trump to avoid Kushner and complain about him in private during the summer of 2020.
Kushner also reportedly played a key role in keeping Trump from joining the free speech social media platform Gab, because the website did not meet the son-in-law’s demands to censor speech critical of Israel:
Gab CEO and founder Andrew Torba explained that President Trump is being blocked from joining the vibrant platform by his advisors. [President Trump] is and always has been a mirror archive of POTUS’ tweets and statements that we’ve run for years,” wrote Torba. “We’ve always been transparent about this and would obviously let people know if the President starts using it.”
Elaborating on why President Trump is not using Gab, Torba added, “The only reason he’s not using it right now to contact his base is because dopey advisers like Jared Kushner, who lost him the election, are blocking him from using it.”