During a meeting at Donald Trump’s White House, the former president took aim at his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, with comments suggesting Kushner was more loyal to Israel than the U.S., according to the new book “Peril” written by investigative journalists.
“You know, More loyal to Israel than The United States,” Trump joked in a meeting, aiming his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who is an American raised in a Modern Orthodox Jewish family, Business Insider reported.
The book “Peril,” by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, offers political insight into the months before and after the 2020 election, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the Jan. 6 incidents on Capitol Hill, and the 2020 presidential campaign.
According to reports, the already strained relationship between Trump and Kushner deteriorated rapidly after the 2020 presidential election.
Kushner, Ivanka Trump’s husband, was part of Trump’s team of advisors during the presidential election campaign and is considered by some media to be one of the architects of his father-in-law’s media campaign. Kushner had financially supported the Democratic Party in the preceding years.
During his tenure as a presidential advisor, one of his most outstanding cooperations was in the Middle East as a representative of peace between Israel and Palestine.
Kushner was criticized because he reportedly played a crucial role in preventing Trump from joining the free speech social networking platform Gab. After all, the website failed to comply with his demands to censor speech critical of Israel.
Gab CEO and founder Andrew Torba explained that former President Trump is being blocked by his advisors from joining the brand new platform.
“[President Trump] is and always has been a mirror archive of POTUS’ tweets and statements that we’ve run for years,” wrote Torba. “We’ve always been transparent about this and would obviously let people know if the President starts using it.”
Elaborating on why President Trump is not using Gab, Torba added, “The only reason he’s not using it right now to contact his base is because dopey advisers like Jared Kushner, who lost him the election, are blocking him from using it.”
The book “Peril”
Bob Woodward and Robert Costa’s book reveals internal affairs, warring factions, and even betrayals.
One of the most relevant stories to emerge from the book was about the 20th chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff and his alleged collusion with the Chinese Communist regime behind then-President Trump’s back.
In a pair of secret phone calls, General Mark Milley assured his Chinese counterpart, General Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army, that the United States would not attack.
In that first call, Milley told General Li that the American government was stable and that everything would be fine and that they were not going to attack.
He then commented to General Li that he would call him in advance in the event of an attack.
The second call came in the context of the seizure of the Capitol.
Milley called the Chinese general to respond to “Chinese fears” about the events of Jan. 6.
According to conservative journalist Jack Posobiec, a White House official said that several Pentagon officials present at a secret Milley meeting are willing to testify against him under oath.
The recent revelations in the book ‘Peril’ are generating criticism against General Milley, whom some call a traitor, and even demand his arrest.