Ivanka Trump insisted her dad was 'not a racist,' new book says

Clay Curtis
March 13, 2019

"Kushner, Inc.", a new book about Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump has revealed more details about the chaos swirling around the White House when President Donald Trump made a decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey. Kushner asked Corallo, an Army veteran and longtime Washington public relations executive.

Shortly afterward, Corallo received a call from a reporter who told him that one of Kushner's minions had been dispatched to trash Corallo's reputation.

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.

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reportedly rejected many of Ivanka's requests, which prompted her and Jared to invite cabinet-level officials along in order to justify the trip, The New York Times reported on Monday night.

When then-White House economic guru Gary Cohn considered quitting in the wake of Trump's eye-popping comments about the 2017 Charlottesville race riot, he sat with Ivanka to discuss his outrage.

Though Ivanka and Jared have been painted as moderating, centrist influences on an extreme president, Ward argues the couple were themselves keen on breaking protocol, using their influence with the president to further their own ambitions and encourage some of Trump's worst instincts.

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And at U.S.C., Donna Heinel, a top athletic director, and Jovan Vavic, the men's and women's water polo coach, were terminated. Prosecutors said it was up to the universities to decide what to do with students admitted through cheating. "Ms.

Ricardel later left the White House to "transition to a new role within the administration", according to the White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

President Donald Trump is known inside and outside of the White House for having a penchant for firing people.

Cohn went to Ivanka to complain, but according to Ward's book was dismayed with her response.

A spokesperson for attorney Abbe Lowell, who represents Kushner, slammed Ward's book as "fiction rather than any serious attempt to get the facts".

"Every point that Ms. Ward mentioned in what she called her "fact checking" stage was entirely false", the spokesman Peter Mirijanian said.

According to the book, Kelly told the president at the time that it would be problematic to fire them but later agreed with Trump that they "would make life hard enough to force the pair to offer their resignations". "Correcting everything wrong would take too long and be pointless". "Because if [Kushner] has to leave, then [Ivanka] has to leave".

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