October 1, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • Within the memoir, Kushner claims that Kelly shoved Ivanka in the primary hallway of the White Home’s West Wing: Report
  • It says Kelly went to Ivanka’s workplace an hour later to apologize for the incident
  • John Kelly mentioned he ‘doesn’t recall’ shoving Ivanka Trump

Jared Kushner, who served as a senior advisor to Donald Trump, has accused his father-in-law’s second chief of employees of pushing his spouse Ivanka Trump following a “contentious” assembly within the Oval Workplace.

In his upcoming memoir “Breaking Historical past: A White Home Memoir,” Kushner mentioned John F. Kelly had simply marched out of a gathering with the then president when he shoved Ivanka out of the way in which. Whereas Kushner famous that Ivanka didn’t make a “huge deal” about being pushed, he mentioned the incident confirmed Kelly’s “true character.”

“At some point he had simply marched out of a contentious assembly within the Oval Workplace. Ivanka was strolling down the primary hallway within the West Wing when she handed him. Unaware of his heated way of thinking, she mentioned, ‘Hi there, chief.’ Kelly shoved her out of the way in which and stormed by. She wasn’t damage, and didn’t make a giant deal concerning the altercation, however in his rage Kelly had proven his true character,” Kushner wrote within the memoir, an excerpt of which was obtained by The Washington Submit.

Within the memoir, Kushner mentioned Kelly visited Ivanka’s workplace within the West Wing about an hour after the incident to apologize. Kushner cited Julie Radford, Ivanka’s chief of employees, as a witness to Kelly’s apology.

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“It was the primary and solely time that Ivanka’s employees noticed Kelly go to their second-floor nook of the West Wing,” he wrote.

Ivanka additionally confirmed her husband’s recollection of the incident, calling it correct, The Washington Submit reported, citing her spokesperson.

Kelly slammed Kushner’s account in an e-mail to the publication, including that he doesn’t “recall something such as you describe.”

“It’s inconceivable that I might EVER shove a lady. Inconceivable. By no means occur,” Kelly mentioned within the e-mail to the Submit. “Would by no means deliberately do one thing like that. Additionally, do not keep in mind ever apologizing to her for one thing I did not do. I might do not forget that.”

Kelly is a retired Marine Corps basic who initially joined as Homeland Safety secretary earlier than he was tapped to develop into Donald Trump’s chief of employees from 2017 to 2019, changing Reince Priebus. Kelly is understood for imposing strict procedures throughout his time as chief of employees, together with requiring Trump’s members of the family to inform him of any work-related interactions they’ve with the president.

Kushner’s memoir is about to be printed on Aug. 23.

John Kelly, then chief of employees to US President Donald Trump, is seen throughout a White Home lunch on June 21, 2018
AFP / Olivier Douliery

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