In his 3 years as President, Donald Trump has seen a huge number of departures from his administration. There are some, however, who have remained by his side. And this list certainly includes Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.
It is common for the President to both shower Kushner with praise and to also assign him jobs that are outside of his wheelhouse. During a recent meeting with police leaders, Trump adoringly referred to his son-in-law as “my star.” But according to a recent report from Axios, the President has soured on Kushner and regrets taking his advice.
One of Kushner’s big White House pushes has been criminal justice reform. Axios’ Jonathan Swan writes, “[Trump] regrets following some of son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner’s political advice — including supporting criminal justice reform — and will stick closer to his own instincts.”
The idea from the President may have come after Tucker Carlson dedicated a segment to ripping Kushner close to a month ago. Of course, Trump is a regular watcher of the program. The Fox News pundit remarked, “No one has more contempt for Donald Trump’s voters than Jared Kushner does and no one accesses it more frequently.”
Tucker Carlson going off on Jared Kushner: "No one has more contempt for Donald Trump's voters than Jared Kushner does." pic.twitter.com/7L6Cu59viX
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) June 2, 2020
“The president seems to sense this. At times, he seems aware that he’s being led in the wrong direction and often derides Kushner as a liberal and that’s correct, Kushner is.But he’s convinced the president that throwing open the prisons is the key to winning African-American votes in the fall and that those votes are essential to his reelection.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.