President Trump admitted that his daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner made a mistake by coming to Washington to work in the White House, according to a new book.
In The Trump White House: Changing the Rules of the Game Ronald Kessler, a former reporter for the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal uses information from disgraced former White House aide Steve Bannon to explain that the president was regretful about bringing his child and son-in-law to Washington.
Trump went so far as to call Ja-vanka as a "problem," the book says.
Bannon's comments in Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury cost him his job at Breitbart. Bannon's patrons, the Mercers, are unlikely to be pleased by this round.
"They're nice people, but they don't know anything," Bannon says in the book. "If their name wasn't Trump, they would be midlevel marketing managers somewhere... They are so opposed to his [Trump's] program that they're there to destroy him."
Other aides echoes Trump and Bannon in saying that Jared "had no real idea what he was doing."
"Jared is the kind of guy who likes to go to meetings and say, 'We need to solve this problem' or 'We need peace in the Middle East,'" Sean Spicer says.