Donald Trump Nearly Fired Ivanka Trump And Jared Kushner Via Tweet, New Book Claims
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner served as senior aides inside the White House under the presidency of Donald Trump. At one point during their stay, however, the then-U.S. President allegedly nearly fired them via tweet.
CNN released a report covering the claim after obtaining the book, “Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America," which will drop on Tuesday.
As noted, journalist Maggie Haberman authored the piece, which houses several claims about the former U.S. President, especially during his stint inside the White House.
The publication shared that among those claims is the said near-firing of the then-First Daughter and her husband, Kushner, from their posts, via Twitter.
In the book, Maggie Haberman writes that Donald Trump raised the matter during meetings with the then-chief of staff, John Kelly, and the then-White House counsel, Don McGahn, per CNN.
The publication continued that, per the journalist’s piece, as the then-U.S. President was about to post on Twitter announcing the exit of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, Kelly stopped him and urged him to speak with his daughter and son-in-law first.
However, it is stated that Trump never had a such conversation with the couple. The two were never fired and continued to work inside the White House throughout the family patriarch’s presidency.
People, in its recent report covering the same part of Haberman’s new book, “Confidence Man,” noted that this is not the first time similar claims have surfaced.
As reported, there were allegations about Donald Trump wanting to fire Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump during their stint inside the White House.
The magazine recalled that author Vicky Ward wrote similar assertions in her 2019 book, “Kushner Inc.,” claiming that the former U.S. President once told John Kelly to “get rid of my kids” and “get them back to New York.”
But, the White House is said to have dismissed the allegation at the time, deeming it “false information” and “based on shady anonymous sources.”
Meanwhile, CNN said elsewhere in its report that Maggie Haberman’s book, “Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America,” details the “chaos” of the White House under his presidency, which occurred from 2017 to 2021.
It noted, however, that the book also shows the initial rise of Trump in the world of real estate and politics, and how these experiences shaped his worldview, including his presidency.
CNN later quoted Haberman from her book, writing, “To fully reckon with Donald Trump, his presidency and political future, people need to know where he comes from.”