Kellyanne Conway worked as senior counselor for the Trump campaign and said that if Donald Trump wants success in his possible 2024 White House bid, he needs to do it without his son-in-law Jared Kushner.
In 2016, Conway was credited for successfully managing Trump’s winning campaign. Conway suggests that Kushner is a detriment and is only trying to “wash his hands” of responsibility for Trump’s alleged 2020 election loss.
Kushner is raking in billions of dollars thanks to his status but is bringing no real value to the former president’s possible return.
“There’s nobody who’s profited more handsomely from Donald Trump’s presidency than Jared Kushner,” Conway told the Washington Times. “If you believe the news reports … he’s gotten billions of dollars for his [investment] fund.”
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) April 21, 2020
Thanks to his status as Trump’s advisor, Kushner formed a private equity firm that has brought in around $2 billion in a single investment from the Saudi kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund.
Some Trump supporters have never been big fans of Ivanka and think she’s stood in the way of some of the former president’s plans. However, tensions began to brew between the father and daughter when she publicly said she believed there was no election fraud in 2020.
Ivanka Trump says she does not believe father’s claim 2020 election was stolen https://t.co/4yFLjcF13S
— The Guardian (@guardian) June 10, 2022
Some supporters were happy to see Trump hit back at Ivanka’s claims in a post on his social media platform Truth Social.
“Ivanka Trump was not involved in looking at, or studying, Election results. She had long since checked out and was, in my opinion, only trying to be respectful to Bill Barr and his position as Attorney General (he sucked!),” Trump said.
Conway also discussed her feelings towards Kushner while promoting her new book on The View.
“Some days felt like this extended, chaotic, ‘take your kid to work day’ when Jared was in charge of everything,” Conway said.
She went on to say that Kushner was smart, but had no accountability.
“He got in my way, and all Donald Trump asked us to do was work together,” Conway said. “I had been pushed aside by so many men throughout my political and professional career, and here was my shot. Donald Trump empowered me. He put me at the top of his campaign and all he wanted us to do was work together. But almost the moment Donald Trump won, Jared was getting in my way.”
With Trump possibly setting his sights on 2024, it’s not just Conway who hopes he leaves Kushner behind. Something has to give, and it may just be a lack of Kushner that could help Trump advance in the years to come.