Jared Kushner’s new book doesn’t paint former Chief of Staff John Kelly in the best light…
According to that memoir, one day, as Kelly was leaving what must have been a tense oval office meeting, he stormed by Ivanka Trump and shoved her.
Needless to say, this isn’t appropriate behavior for any man let alone the Chief of Staff.
That being said, it is unclear if the encounter was embellished at all. These D.C. memoirs often have a way of including some bombast, with fierce denials often following their publication.
Here’s what we currently know:
Worth reminding how much Kushner despised chief of staff John Kelly over one key point: Kelly refused to overrule WH experts’ decision that Jared couldn’t be trusted w a top secret security clearance. CIA warned foreign govs could easily manipulate him https://t.co/F4dsmPKbXq
— Carol Leonnig (@CarolLeonnig) July 28, 2022
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 28, 2022
According to Conservative Brief:
“One day he had just marched out of a contentious meeting in the Oval Office,” Kushner wrote. “Ivanka was walking down the main hallway of the West Wing when she passed him.
“Unaware of his heated state of mind, she said, ‘Hello, chief.’ Kelly shoved her out of the way and stormed by,” Kushner adds, according to a report from Slay News.
KUSHNER also includes some sharp critiques of JOHN KELLY, including claiming that, after leaving a contentious Oval Office meeting, the then-chief of staff "shoved" IVANKA TRUMP when the two passed each other in a hallway.
She wasn't hurt & Kelly later apologized, Jared writes.
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) July 27, 2022
Kelly is already denying the allegations via Washington Examiner:
“It is inconceivable that I would EVER shove a woman. Inconceivable. Never [happened],” Kelly said, according to the Washington Post.
“Would never intentionally do something like that. Also, don’t remember ever apologizing to her for something I didn’t do. I’d remember that.”