Trump Tried To Remove Jared Kushner From Power

VIDEO — Trump Fights Back in Fiery CPAC Speech

( )- Former President Donald Trump was apparently in full support of trying to remove Jared Kushner from having any control of his presidential campaign in 2020.

According to a new book that’s written by Peter Navarro, one of Trump’s former aides, the then-president was supportive of the effort that would’ve removed his son-in-law from power in his campaign, replacing him with Steve Bannon.

The book, which The Guardian obtained a copy of, said the plan was a “coup d’etat.” The changes didn’t happen, though, because Kushner never gave in to the plan.

In the book, titled “Taking Back Trump’s America: Why We Lost the White House and How We’ll Win It Back,” which is set to be released later in September, Navarro writes of the situation:

“And that was that. And the rest is a catastrophic strategic failure history.”

Navarro has long been a critic of Kushner, the husband of Trump’s daughter Ivanka who held a prominent senior advisory role in the Trump administration as well as the former president’s 2020 campaign.

According to Navarro, Trump was supportive of replacing Kushner with Bannon, but he feared “family troubles if [he] himself had to deliver the bad news to … the father of his grandchildren.”

As a result, he never brought the subject up with Kushner. Instead of doing that, Trump asked Bernie Marcus, the founder of Home Depot who’s a prominent donor to the Republican Party, to notify Kushner.

At first, Navarro wrote that Kushner avoided having a call with Marcus. Later, he said that “things were fine with the campaign, there was no way he was stepping down and, in effect, Bernie Marcus and his big moneybags could go pound sand.”

This isn’t the first time that Navarro has publicly criticized Kushner either.

In his own book, Kushner revealed that while he was serving in the Trump administration, he was being treated for thyroid cancer. After that news came to light, Navarro gave an interview with Newsmax that said it “came out of nowhere,” accusing Kushner of attempting to get “sympathy to try to sell his book.”

Navarro himself has come under fire in recent months. He has defied subpoenas that were issued to him by the House’s select committee that’s investigating the attacks on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 of 2021.

Over the summer, Navarro was indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of criminal contempt of Congress. That’s the same charge that Bannon himself faced, and was convicted of, not too long ago.

Navarro was arrested on those charges, and then lashed out at federal law enforcement agencies and Congress.

Just before he was arrested, Navarro had actually filed a civil complaint that challenge the authority that the House panel had to issue the subpoena. When he made the announcement of that suit, he also said that he received another subpoena by a grand jury formed by the Department of Justice as part of its own investigation into January 6.