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New Book Reports Trump Directed John Kelly to Get Jared and Ivanka Out of the White House

In a soon-to-be-released book Kushner Inc., written by journalist Vicky Ward, she said she wanted to push back on the narrative that first daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner are moderate voices within the White House and are some of President Donald Trump’s worst enablers.


According to Newsweek, Ward writes Trump reportedly told his then-new Chief of Staff John Kelly to figure out a way to get rid of the pair:

“Get rid of my kids; get them back to New York,” the president told his new chief of staff, according to Ward. But Kelly told Trump it would be hard to dislodge the pair, who since the early days of the campaign have been some of the most influential members of the president’s inner circle.

Ward’s book describes the behind-the-scenes strategy, maneuvers and power struggles that have seen Ivanka and Kushner outlast any of their inter-administration rivals, leaving them in a prominent position after two tumultuous years of Trump’s term. Ward spoke with 220 people—many of whom would only talk anonymously—over two years to craft the book.

“Every point that Ms. Ward mentioned in what she called her ‘fact checking’ stage was entirely false,” Peter Mirijanian, a spokesman for Mr. Kushner’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, said in a statement to The New York Times. “It seems she has written a book of fiction rather than any serious attempt to get the facts. Correcting everything wrong would take too long and be pointless.”

Ward fired back at Mirijanian on Twitter:

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Julio has previously written for Independent Journal Review. He is currently a Military/Veterans Contributor for Townhall.com and serving in the Marine Corps Reserves.