Word is there may be a rift developing between President Donald Trump and his top aide slash son-in-law Jared Kushner. From The Daily Caller:
Trump wants “No more of Jared’s woke s***,” one anonymous source told Axios. Another source reportedly claims Trump now believes that listening to son-in-law Kushner has hurt the president’s support with his conservative base.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson has been increasingly critical of Trump’s apparent reluctance to face down the rioters destroying property and toppling statues, recently citing Kushner’s support for the “reckless” prison reform bill as one example of the president taking the wrong advice.
As Carlson claimed, “In 2016, Donald Trump ran as a law-and-order candidate because he meant it, And his views remain fundamentally unchanged today. But the president’s famously sharp instincts, the ones that won him the presidency almost four years ago, have been since subverted at every level by Jared Kushner.”
And declared, “He often derides Kushner as a liberal, and that’s correct, Kushner is. 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 reelection.”
A senior White House official countered this claim, “Numerous anonymous sources have attempted to provide separation between Jared and the president. They have failed for the last three and a half years. They are not going to be successful today either.”
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany stated, “President Trump is very proud of the historic work that he’s done to benefit all communities. 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.”
While the president took to Twitter Wednesday morning and posted: “NYC is cutting Police $’s by ONE BILLION DOLLARS, and yet the @NYCMayor is going to paint a big, expensive, yellow Black Lives Matter sign on Fifth Avenue, denigrating this luxury Avenue. This will further antagonize New York’s Finest, who LOVE New York & vividly remember the horrible BLM chant, ‘Pigs In A Blanket, Fry ‘Em Like Bacon’.”
Plus he added, “Maybe our GREAT Police, who have been neutralized and scorned by a mayor who hates & disrespects them, won’t let this symbol of hate be affixed to New York’s greatest street. Spend this money fighting crime instead!”
….horrible BLM chant, “Pigs In A Blanket, Fry ‘Em Like Bacon”. Maybe our GREAT Police, who have been neutralized and scorned by a mayor who hates & disrespects them, won’t let this symbol of hate be affixed to New York’s greatest street. Spend this money fighting crime instead!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2020
Seems like we are getting mixed messages here.