Donald Trump had no intention of becoming the Republican Party’s savior. Indeed, he made no apologies for threatening to implode the party from within. That he did, and now we have a Republican Party controlled by a septuagenarian who is barred from most social media and lives in resorts with strangers. His son-in-law and close confidant Jared Kushner, of whom he is now jealous, reportedly advised a GOP bigwig where the party can go.
As per Insider, of the many juicy tidbits in Michael Bender’s Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost — one of a number of forthcoming tell-all dissections about the last presidency’s fall from grace — there’s a good one (presumably more than that) about Kushner in the lead-up to the 2020 election.
In the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., he and Ronna McDaniel, the RNC chair and a prominent supporter of his father-in-law, came to blows. McDaniel, who was already enraged that she was being excluded from important re-election strategy meetings, was taken aback by Kushner’s contemptuous attitude toward WinRed, the party’s internet fundraising tool. Kushner wanted to take over its operations because he didn’t trust the GOP to handle it. It may be a “legacy project” for the Republican Party, according to McDaniel.
But Kushner, Bender writes, “wasn’t interested.” He then reportedly told McDaniel, point blank, “I don’t give a f— about the future of the Republican Party!”
McDaniel shot back a “Good to know,” adding, “I will be running for chair for a second term, and I will make sure you don’t come anywhere near this!”
Kushner appears to be trying to wash his hands of the last few years, in which he rose up the ranks of his father-in-administration law’s only to fail miserably at most of his responsibilities. Do you recall when he was in charge of the COVID-19 response? That didn’t go as planned. But for those who believe Trump’s true motivation was not to “save” the country but to line his own coffers as much as possible, this revelation from one of his closest allies adds fuel to the flames.
Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost hits shelves on July 13, and there’s presumably plenty more where that came from.