Did Ivanka And Jared Cause President Trump’s Biggest Mistakes?

Author of “The Trump White House: Changing the Rules of the Game,” Ron Kessler told CNN Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are the ones responsible for “the most disastrous and foolish decisions of Trump’s presidency.”

Partial transcript as follows:

TAPPER: I want to ask you about your view of some of the other people around the president. You say about daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner, you call them Teflon aides. You write — quote — “In the end, Jared and Ivanka would push the most disastrous and foolish decisions of Trump’s presidency. They had no understanding of how the basic fundamentals of how government works, how a campaign works, how politics works. Most of all, they had no understanding of the political consequences of their actions.” What are some of the recommendations they made that you’re talking about?

KESSLER: They pushed the firing of Comey, which was disastrous. It brought in the special counsel, Mueller.

TAPPER: Why did — why did they do that? Why did Jared Kushner push that?

KESSLER: Jared said, well, Democrats will love this. This was a political move. And, of course, it turned out not to be true at all. In addition, they pushed hiring Anthony Scaramucci, who had to be the most absurd hire in the history of the White House. So, Donald Trump understands that they are problems, has said to them, maybe you should go back to New York, implied that he really didn’t want them. But he doesn’t fire people. He certainly is not going to fire a family member. So they remain the Teflon aides.

  • Wenda Kennedy

    I’m not sure about what this author is saying. I think that the Mueller (or his clone) would have come on no matter what. The Demos are determined to push this to the wall. Comey needed to go, no matter what. Without him there to run interference, a lot of dirt that was swept under the rug, has been uncovered. This whole thing is such a mess!

    • Victor


  • barbarakelly

    The firing of Comey was correct. Ilove the way the liberals jump all over Trump . But where were they when Barry was on the road to destroy our country. As far as I can remember —- WAS NO WHERE IN SIGHT. Now look at our military because of Barry——They are in a mess and not one damn word out of the liberal news people. So for me SCREW you damn liberals. One thing for sure if we get hit –DON’T you dare jump on Trump—–Look back on your own withholding questions to your dumb idol BARRY

    • Victor

      Amen again