White House senior advisor Jared Kushner’s “misjudgment” on Saudi Arabia has incensed his father-in-law, The Washington Post reported Saturday evening.
“Trump had told reporters Friday that the Saudi explanation was credible, but U.S. officials said he has privately grimaced that his son-in-law Jared Kushner’s close relationship with the crown prince has become a liability and left the White House with no good options,” The Post explained. “In the interview, Trump defended Kushner as doing a ‘very good job’ but acknowledged that he and the crown prince, both in their 30s, are relatively young for the amount of power they wield.”
“One U.S. official expressed dismay that Kushner’s close relationship with the crown prince was not enough to provide guardrails against the killing and now leaves the administration vulnerable to criticism that the United States is beholden to the Saudis,” The Post noted. “The official said Trump is annoyed by a sense that he was blindsided and by what he sees as Kushner’s misjudgment.”
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