President Donald Trump is growing increasingly “annoyed” with top aide Jared Kushner, and he’s “sounding regretful” Kushner is taking fire, while simultaneously infuriated his son-in-law has become yet another legal liability.
According to a New York Times report from Maggie Haberman, The Kushner problem adds to other mounting problems like chief of staff John Kelly battling with the Trump children and news that chief economic adviser, Gary Cohn was ready to resign after Trump’s speech on tariffs.
Kushner’s legal problems and the reports of the Kushner family’s real estate company causing his security clearance downgrade, both Trump and his staff have been frustrated. The Times reported that some aides even regret Trump’s daughter and son-in-law working in the West Wing and want them to leave.
According to Haberman, Trump has told them to stay, but privately told Kelly to move them out.
At the same time, Cohn, a former Goldman Sachs president, lobbied against Trump’s trade war. He’s already threatened to resign in wake of Trump’s allegations that there are “bad people on both sides” at the Charlottesville riots. The tariff might be the nail in the coffin.