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Kellyanne Conway Goes for Jared Kushner’s Jugular in New Book, Claiming He Could Get Away With Anything

Oh, how I love Trump White House gossip! Especially when it involves one of the people I despise most, that weaselly little nepotistic Jared Kushner.

Kellyanne Conway is the latest Trump Administration adviser to try to cash in with a book, and in it she knocked Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, calling him “shrewd and calculating” and saying he had an unchecked sense of power. Yeah, no duh Kellyanne.

In her book “Here’s the Deal,” Conway referred to Kushner as “a man of knowing nods, quizzical looks, and sidebar inquiries” and she claimed he knew that “no matter how disastrous a personnel change or legislative attempt may be, he was unlikely to be held accountable for it,” according to The Washington Post.

Conway also said Kushner suggested things like Trump going “to Ellis Island, where he’d stand at the foot of the Statue of Liberty to lead a naturalization ceremony.” And actually, it’s pretty surprising that Trump didn’t take Kushner up on that one… it sounds like exactly something Trump would love.

Kellyanne Conway and Jared Kushner back in happier days, with Steve Bannon at the White House senior staff swearing in on January 22, 2017 | Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

As a presidential adviser, Kushner took on policy challenges including negotiating peace in the Middle East, solving the opioid crisis, and confronting the emerging COVID-19 pandemic, and as you know, he failed all miserably. What he did regarding COVID was almost criminal, and I’m sure we’ve only learned a fraction of the horrible things he did while at Trump’s side.

“There was no subject he considered beyond his expertise,” Conway said, saying that if Martians attacked he would have “happily added them to his ever-bulging portfolio.” Conway added that “he misread the Constitution in one crucial respect, thinking that all power not given to the federal government was reserved to him.”

Kellyanne’s husband George Conway is a fierce Trump critic, who often tweeted and wrote op-eds about how dangerous Trump was, and what a terrible president he was. Kellyanne Conway wrote that Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, left her a post-it note with recommendations for a marriage counselor, which the couple never saw. It’s actually too bad they didn’t seek counseling, as Kellyanne’s job with Trump not only hurt her marriage, but harmed her oldest daughter Claudia as well.

One of the most surprising anecdotes in the book is when Conway wrote that Donald Trump actually questioned his run for president following the release of his Access Hollywood tape, in which Trump could be heard bragging to host Billy Bush about grabbing women by the genitals without their consent.

“Should I get out of the race?” Trump asked Conway, according to The Daily Beast, also citing her new book.

“You actually can’t,” Conway wrote of her response, “unless you want to forfeit and throw the whole damn thing to Hillary.”

“I know you don’t like to lose,” she said she told Trump, “but I also know you don’t like to quit.” Conway said she told then-candidate Trump that his words on the tape were “disgusting” and “reprehensible.”

Kellyanne Conway dancing with Trump at his inauguration, which she claims she could’ve stopped when Trump said he wanted to drop out of the race following the Access Hollywood scandal.

Now think about that…Conway knew just how bad and dangerous Trump was. She must’ve. She at least knew he was terribly unqualified for the job. She could’ve saved this country so much pain had she just told him to quit. That said, I highly doubt he would’ve. If Kellyanne told him to quit, someone else would’ve convinced him to stay.

Kellyanne Conway’s book will be released this Tuesday. Obviously, DON’T BUY IT. We will report on all the juicy parts, as will other sites. Please do not put a penny into that woman’s pocket.

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Nicole Hickman is a lifelong Democrat and political activist who first cut her teeth as a teenager volunteering for Mike Dukakis’ presidential campaign. She has worked and volunteered for John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, HFA (Hillary For America) and Organizing For Action. She’s passionate about liberal and progressive causes, and considers President Obama her most favorite president ever. She holds her Bachelor’s from Boston College and her Master’s from Columbia University, both in Economics. When not working as a writer, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her three college-aged children.


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