- Trump allegedly considered Jared Kushner for the position of secretary of state
- Michael Wolff makes the claim in ‘Fire and Fury: Inside Trump’s White House’
- Wolff says John Kelly held a meeting with Trump in hopes of discussing how to encourage Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s departure from the White House
- But Kelly soon learned that Trump was ‘delighted with all aspects of their performance’ and had even higher aspirations for Kushner
- Wolff has claimed his biography exposed Trump and will bring an end to his presidency
- Trump then fired back with a barrage of tweets, calling the book ‘untruthful’
President Donald Trump allegedly considered his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner for the position of secretary of state.
In Michael Wolff’s new book, ‘Fire and Fury: Inside Trump’s White House’, he writes that the president and then-new Chief of Staff John Kelly had a meeting during which the four star general hoped to discuss how to encourage Kushner and Ivanka Trump‘s departure from the White House.
However, Kelly quickly learned that Trump was ‘delighted with all aspects of their performance’ and had even higher aspirations for Kushner.
‘General Kelly had Jared and Ivanka on his agenda – how the president saw their role; what he thought was working and not working about it; how he envisioned it going forward. It was all intended to be a politic way of opening a discussion about getting them out,’ Wolff wrote.
‘But the president was, Kelly soon learned, delighted with all aspects of their performance in the West Wing. Maybe at some point Jared would become secretary of state – that was the only change the president seemed to foresee.
‘The most Kelly could do was to get the president to acknowledge that the couple should be part of a greater organizational discipline in the West Wing and should not so readily jump in the line.’
Kelly reportedly had been seeking changes and to institute order in a White House that was seemingly chaos under his predecessor, Reince Preibus, and wanted to control access to Trump and his office.
It seems Kelly was able to succeed late last year. A report indicated both Kushner and Ivanka’s roles had diminished in the White House despite their lofty titles.
The roles of Ivanka and Kushner has long been a point of tension in the current administration. According to Wolff, conservative pundit Ann Coulter told Trump when he was president-elect that he could not simply hire his children.
Source: Daily Mail UK
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