White House senior advisor Jared Kushner has grown “frustrated” with his father-in-law, President Donald Trump, Vanity Fair special correspondent Gabriel Sherman explained to MSNBC’s Ali Velshi on Tuesday.
“The people closest to him, the ones I talk to, say they do not feel the president is taking the seriousness of his legal situation appropriately,” Sherman reported. “That he doesn’t understand the gravity of the situation he now finds himself in as effectively an un-indicted co-conspirator in the Cohen case.”
“There was some sense in the beginning that there were adults in the room, the president has systematically gotten rid of the adults in the room,” Velshi noted. “Is there somebody governing strategy around the White House or is Donald Trump trying to protect himself from the whatever onslaught he happens to be facing?”
“Well Ali, you nailed it,” Sherman replied.
“Jared Kushner went to the president and said, ‘do not revoke John Brennan’s security clearance, this is going to backfire,'” he recounted.
“And, according to my reporting, the president got, quote, ‘joy’ out of that decision,” Sherman explained.
“Jared Kushner came away from that exchange frustrated that not even basic advice is getting through to him because the president is pursuing his personal vendettas, as we saw with the McCain episode of not lowering the flags — that was grotesque — it was indicative that everyone around the president thinks he’s making bad decisions,” he reported.