President Donald Trump has long been known for having a close relationship with his eldest daughter Ivanka and her husband, real estate developer Jared Kushner. But according to a recent report, Kusher’s influence on the president may be waning.
According to the Daily Caller, Axios published an anonymously sourced report on Wednesday that alleged Trump is feeling regretful over his choice to listen to his son-in-law’s advice on criminal justice reform.
“One person who spoke with the president interpreted his thinking this way: ‘No more of Jared’s woke s***,'” Axios’ Jonathan Swan reported. “Another said Trump has indicated that following Kushner’s advice has harmed him politically.”
“Trump is very proud”
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, for her part, has denied claims that Trump had regrets about signing the First Step Act, a piece of legislation that was championed by Kushner.
“President Trump is very proud of the historic work that he’s done to benefit all communities,” McEnany said in a statement, according to the Daily Wire.
She went on: “The First Step Act made historic strides toward rectifying racial disparities in sentencing while his executive order to secure America’s streets works with our nation’s heroic police officers to ensure we have safe policing and safe communities.”
“Contempt” for Trump voters?
Despite the White House’s pushback, however, Fox News personality Tucker Carlson has made clear that he believes Kushner is a negative influence on the Trump administration.
“No one has more contempt for Donald Trump’s voters than Jared Kushner does, and no one expresses it more frequently,” Carlson said on his Fox show in early June, according to a separate report from the Daily Caller.
“He often derides Kushner as a liberal,” the Fox anchor added of Trump. “And that’s correct,” Carlson said, “Kushner is.”
He went on: “But Kushner has 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 re-election.
“Kushner’s assumption, apparently, is that African American voters like looting,” Carlson noted, according to the Daily Caller. “That is wrong… What Americans want most right now is an end to this chaos.”
Indeed, according to Carlson, Americans “want their cities to be safe. They want this to stop, immediately,” he said, according to the Daily Caller. And who can blame them?