Old President Trump’s son-in-law and his close adviser Jared Kushner got into “stunning, dragging yelling matches” with Trump over the 2020 presidential election and Trump’s unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud, according to a new book.
In “The Fight of His Life: Inside Joe Biden’s White House,” New York Times bestselling author Chris Whipple recounts how Kushner fought with Trump in the aftermath of the election. He didn’t believe his father-in-law’s claims about a stolen election and he had left Washington, DC, for the Middle East to work on the Abraham Accords, a landmark peace deal brokered by the Trump administration.
“With all due respect, I’m not going to like what you’re doing, and you’re going to yell at me,” Kushner had told the president, according to Whipple.
Whipple’s book reports that Kushner and his wife, Trump’s daughter Ivanka, believed the former president would eventually accept the election results. He was thinking lawyers advising Trump to contest the election, Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell were “clowns” and called them “the Crazy Show”.
“Look, when you get out of here, a lot of people are gonna scatter,” Kushner allegedly shouted at Trump during one of their heated arguments. “I am with you until you touch the ground – so maybe you should listen to what I say!”
He told Trump that Giuliani and Powell were taking him on a “funky ride.”
“The fight of his life” was released on Tuesday. With access to key players in the Biden administration, including Chief of Staff Ron Klain, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and CIA Director William Burns, Whipple offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the Biden White House works, often with surprising revelations. .
The book details Biden bickering with Vice President Kamala Harriswhich he reportedly called a “work in progress”, as well as his distrust of some Secret Service agents, many of whom he believes are “ex-white Southern cops who tend to be deeply conservative”, according to Whipple.
It also paints a complex picture of Trump, who allegedly wrote a “shockingly kind” letter to Biden before he left the White House. Kushner said Whipple Trump spent three days composing it, while publicly claiming the election was stolen.
“It just shows he has many different layers,” Kushner said.