President Donald Trump doesn’t seem to like anyone around him these days.
His long-time trusted lawyer Michael Cohen, the guy who held all his secrets for decades, and him are on the outs. Everyone knows it. It’s not a joke. Cohen revealed recently that President Trump knew about the infamous Trump Tower meeting in 2016 with Russians, even though Trump and everyone around him denied it to the American people.
Now – the New York Times is reporting that Trump’s relationship with son-in-law Jared Kushner isn’t doing as hot as it once was.
Several times Mr. Trump joked that he ‘could have had Tom Brady’ as a son-in-law. “Instead,” the president said, according to five people who heard him, “I got Jared Kushner.”
They further reported that Trump is wanting both Ivanka and Kushner to go back to New York according to friends and aides.
In the past Trump would tell aides to “talk to Jared.” Now he’s saying “Jared hasn’t been so good to me.”
Some of the key things Trump has blamed Kushner for include his role in making decisions regarding the “firing of Michael Flynn and FBI Director James Comey, both which led to Mueller’s appointment.” This was reported by Brietbart who said Trump made the claims on a phone call with Breitbart News Executive Chairman and former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon.
That’s not to say that Trump is getting rid of Kushner entirely. You have to remember, he’s still married to his daughter. And, even if Trump wishes her to go back to New York or not, Kushner is still relevant. Since he’s been in the White House he’s won out over a long list of former (and current) aides who he has battled with internally:
“The list includes: Mr. Trump’s first campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski; his first chief of staff, Reince Priebus, and his associates; his former chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon; Donald F. McGahn II, the White House counsel; the White House counselor, Kellyanne Conway; the first head of the presidential transition, Chris Christie; the former secretary of state, Rex W. Tillerson; Mr. Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, and his longtime lawyer Marc E. Kasowitz,” reports the Times.