Report: Trump is Getting Sick of Jared Kushner’s “Woke S**t”
According to a new report from Axios (meaning: take with a grain of salt), President Donald Trump is beginning to lose faith in his right hand man: Son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Perhaps not a minute too soon, Trump is finally starting to recognize the fact that Kushner and Ivanka have had their own agenda from the moment they took up residence in the West Wing. Jared’s efforts have always been geared towards Democrat-lite policies that bear little resemblance to the MAGA agenda. And now, with police coming under attack from leftist groups and Democrats, Trump is even reportedly having second thoughts about the criminal justice reform bill he signed last year.
President Trump has told people in recent days that he regrets following some of son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner’s political advice — including supporting criminal justice reform — and will stick closer to his own instincts, three people with direct knowledge of the president’s thinking tell Axios.
Behind the scenes: One person who spoke with the president interpreted his thinking this way: “No more of Jared’s woke s***.” Another said Trump has indicated that following Kushner’s advice has harmed him politically.
Why it matters: This could be the final straw for federal police reform legislation this year, and it could usher in even more incendiary campaign tactics between now and November.
We wouldn’t ordinarily give much credence to this kind of palace intrigue piece from the Washington media, but there’s a lot of obvious truth in this one that makes the rest easy to believe. One, we already knew that Kushner was instrumental in pushing for that criminal justice reform bill. Two, we know that Kushner’s priorities run counter – or at least at strange odds with – the president’s instincts. And three, it’s pretty easy to see that Trump has had just about enough of the anti-police rhetoric that’s been circulating through the country over the last month.
“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,” Trump tweeted this week.
“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,’” he continued. “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!”
True to his 2016 campaign, Trump is doubling down on his “law and order” agenda, and he’s putting all his cards in with the police. And if Jared Kushner doesn’t like it…it looks like that’s just too bad.