…add Hope Hicks to the gang as well…
Raw Story: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump took over the nation’s COVID-19 response in the early days of the pandemic, according to a new tell-all book from former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham.
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“When I worked for the first lady in the East Wing, we had all come to call Jared and Ivanka ‘the interns’ because they represented in our minds obnoxious, entitled know-it-alls,” Grisham writes in the book, “I’ll Take Your Questions Now,” according to an excerpt published Friday by Politico.
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“Mrs. Trump found that nickname amusing and occasionally used it herself,” Grisham adds. “Now, during one of the most important crises to hit the country in a century, the interns were behaving true to form.”
Grisham describes how, as COVID-19 began to spread across the globe in late February 2020, Kushner pushed Trump to travel to India — even though the president didn’t want to. Kushner also ended up negotiating directly with the Indian government about what the White House’s security assets on the ground would be, a duty normally reserved for the Secret Service.
“It was another example of Jared sticking his nose into things that weren’t his expertise,’ Grisham writes. “It felt completely irresponsible and against protocol, which is the epitome of Jared Kushner in the Trump White House.”
In early March, after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, Ivanka and Jared insisted during a meeting in the Oval Office that Trump deliver a televised address to the nation — even though there was no plan for what he would say, let alone a strategy for responding to the crisis. Read more…
‘Obnoxious know-it-alls’ Jared and Ivanka took over Trump's COVID response in a ‘disgusting' display: new book https://t.co/15aH4zavMF— Raw Story (@RawStory) October 1, 2021