Kushner, who was also an adviser to Trump, makes the statement in a book “Breaking History: A White House Memoir” to be published next month, from which US media began publishing extracts today.
According to CNN, Kushner describes in the book a scene in which Reince Priebus, Trump’s first chief of staff, asked him to call a journalist at the New York Times to stop him from publishing an article.
In that article, the newspaper reported that Priebus and Bannon were kicked off Air Force One, the president’s official plane, because Trump was displeased 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’s account.
Immediately, the president noted the fallout from then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to refuse to drop the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, saying such an investigation would be “catastrophic” for the United States. Govt.
When Kushner called a New York Times reporter and asked him not to publish the story, Bannon vented his anger at the president’s son-in-law.
“How dare you filter information about me? If you leak anything about me, I will start releasing information about you over the next 28 days starting Sunday,” Bannon threatened.
Kushner writes in his book that Bannon — who was fired by Trump in August 2017 — admitted to lying about himself during his time as a White House adviser, causing him more trouble than anyone else.
In another part of the book, published by The Washington Post, Kushner writes about John Kelly, Trump’s second-in-command, who is a kind of “Jekyll and Hyde” (in reference to the famous literary character, with a split personality) and, after an argument in the Oval Office, the former president’s daughter, Ivanka Trump. He accused her of pushing him away.
“One day, (Kelly) came out of a tense meeting in the Oval Office. Ivanka was walking down the main sidewalk on the West Side when she passed him. Not knowing his mood, ‘Hello boss!’ I said. Kelly pushed her out. It didn’t hurt her and she wanted to make an affair out of it. But Kelly showed her true character,” writes Ivanka’s husband.
An hour later, Kelly went to Ivanka Trump’s office to apologize, which Kushner says he accepted.
In an ’email’ to The Washington Post, Kelly claims she doesn’t remember anything Trump’s son-in-law described.
“It was unthinkable that I would have pushed a girl. Unthinkable. This never happened. I would never do that on purpose. I also don’t remember apologizing for what I didn’t do.”