A new book by former Trump aide Peter Navarro alleges that the former president was supportive of the attempt to remove his son-in-law Jared Kushner from control of his 2020 campaign and replace him with Stephen Bannon.
Navarro in the book, Obtained by the GuardianHe describes the plan as a “coup,” but the change never happened because Kushner refused.
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Navarro, a critic of Kushner, will release the book later this month titled Reclaiming Trump’s America: Why We Lost the White House and How We’ll Get It Back.
While Trump was supportive of the move, he feared “family problems if… [he] He had to pass the bad news on to…the father of his grandchildren, so he didn’t bring up the subject with Kushner.
Instead, the president asked Home Depot founder Bernie Marcus, a prominent donor to the Republican Party, to tell Kushner.
At first, Kushner skipped a call from Marcus, then later told him, “Things were fine with the campaign, there was no way to step down, and in fact, Bernie Marcus and his big bags could go into a pound of sand,” according to Navarro’s account.
The Hill has reached out to a Trump spokesperson for comment.
Navarro has attacked Kushner in the past. After Kushner revealed in his book that he was treated for thyroid cancer while serving in the White House, Navarro He said during an interview with Newsmax That revelation “came out of nowhere” and accused Kushner of trying to get “sympathy for trying to sell his book.”
Navarro has also come under scrutiny in recent months for defying subpoenas issued by the House Select Committee to investigate the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol.
Federal grand jury Navarro was charged this summer I charge criminal contempt for Congress. In court after his arrest, Navarro criticized Congress and federal law enforcement.
Earlier that week, Trump’s former trade advisor File a civil complaint He challenged the authority of the House committee, also revealing that he received a subpoena from a grand jury as part of the Justice Department’s Jan. 6 investigation.
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