Former Trump adviser Peter Navarro is skeptical about Jared Kushner‘s most cancers revelation and thinks that the previous president’s son-in-law is utilizing the prognosis to assist promote his forthcoming memoir.
“I saw the guy every day. There’s no sign that he was in any pain or danger or whatever. I think it’s just sympathy to try to sell his book now,” he stated on Thursday evening, including that he believes Kushner’s e book to be “fiction.”
In Kushner’s new e book, Breaking History: A White House Memoir, the previous senior adviser to the president revealed that he was recognized and handled for thyroid most cancers whereas he was working within the White House in October 2019.
According to the memoir, Kushner tried to hide his cancer from Trump, however his father-in-law finally discovered.
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Navarro, who helped lead the Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic alongside Kushner, has been vital of his White House colleague prior to now.
On Thursday, he referred to as Kushner a “one-man wrecking crew” and stated his “only qualification was that he was the boss’s son-in-law.” Navarro alleged Kushner would “take credit for whatever success we had” however then blame others every time the administration failed.
“Time after time, whether it’s mismanagement of the campaign, mismanagement of the pandemic, taking too much credit for NAFTA, taking too much credit for the Abraham Accords,” the Trump loyalist stated. “I mean, the guy was just a one-man wrecking crew, 36 years old, I think, when he got in there with no training.”
While Navarro has been outspoken in regards to the tensions between him and Kushner, it was reported by Vanity Fair that Navarro was solely appointed by Trump after Kushner cold-called the economist after studying his e book Death by China.
On Wednesday, the Justice Department sued Navarro, looking for to pressure the previous commerce adviser to show over communications he had despatched and obtained whereas working within the Trump White House.
According to the lawsuit, Navarro had a non-public e-mail account that he used to “wrongfully retain” data that had been alleged to be turned over to the National Archives. Prosecutors say these communications embody roughly 200 to 250 emails.
“Mr. Navarro has refused to return any Presidential records that he retained absent a grant of immunity for the act of returning such documents,” prosecutors stated.
The lawsuit stated that federal officers tried to get a replica of the emails from Navarro and his legal team however that the previous official refused until he was granted immunity in change for the communications.