'Javanka': New book details perils of crossing White House power couple

Leroy Wright
March 14, 2019

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shredded White House counselor Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President Donald Trump, over mixing his personal interests with USA foreign policy, a new book revealed.

Ivanka Trump was reported to want to establish a Trump dynasty to rival the Kennedy or Bush families and that includes becoming president herself.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06: President Donald Trump shakes the had of his daughter and advisor, Ivanka Trump during a meeting with the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board inside the State Dining Room of the White House on March 6, 2019 in Washington, DC.

It talks about the president's waxing and waning desire for the couple to leave Washington, DC, alleging that he at one point urged his then chief of staff John Kelly to "Get rid of my kids; get them back to NY".

The New York Times reported on the first shocking excerpt from the book, which claimed President Trump told his incoming White House chief of staff John Kelly in 2017 that his daughter and son-in-law were lacking in media savvy and that he wanted them to move away from Washington.

The Times cited Ward as saying she interviewed more than 200 people for the book, "Kushner Inc: Greed".

According to The Times, "Kushner Inc.", scheduled for release March 19, describes Ivanka Trump as having frequently asked to travel on Air Force planes when doing so was not always necessary.

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Both children now serve as advisers to Trump, and Kushner has been tasked with diplomacy in the Middle East, while Ivanka Trump has focused on advancing paid family leave policies.

Those officials often included Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, The Times said, who himself was embroiled in scandal for reportedly wanting to use a $25,000-an-hour Air Force jet to travel to Europe for his honeymoon.

In a statement to the Times, Peter Mirijanian, a spokesman for Abbe Lowell, Kushner's lawyer, denied the book's claims, which paint the couple as the President's "chief enablers", according to the paper.

Ivanka Trump's comments came after the president initially blamed both sides for the violence, a day later condemned the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis, and a day after that said there were "some very fine people" on both sides of a clash that pitted anti-fascist protesters against marchers who had chanted "Jews will not replace us".

In a dramatic statement, Melania Trump's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham mentioned Ricardel and said "it is the position of the Office of the First Lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House".

On Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders denounced the book a week before its publication date, suggesting certain anecdotes as relayed by Ward are inaccurate and characterizing her book as a work of "fiction". The author, on her own website, listed this book in the category of "fiction" - until recently changing it.

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