‘Get rid of my kids’: Trump’s relationship with Ivanka and Jared Kushner gets deep scrutiny in forthcoming book
FILE PHOTO -- Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner watch as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump hold a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo

The New York Times reported Monday night that a new book by journalist Vicky Ward, "Kushner, Inc.," will reveal new details of President's Donald Trump's relationship with his daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner.


While the pair have only gained power during their time in the White House, the report says the book will paint a much more complicated picture.

When former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly came on board, according to the book, Trump directed him to oust the couple: "Get rid of my kids; get them back to New York.”

It didn't work, of course. And eventually, it was Kelly who got the boot. Yet, the Times noted, "Mr. Trump’s desire for them to leave the West Wing has come and gone in waves," citing anonymous associates.

According to the Times, the book is, in part, a response to the relatively positive light with which Kushner and Ivanka are viewed, compared to the president.

"Ms. Ward tries to unravel the narrative that the two serve as stabilizing voices inside an otherwise chaotic White House, depicting them instead as Mr. Trump’s chief enablers," the Times reported.

It comes at an inauspicious time for the couple. Recent reports revealed that the president had to personally intervene for both of them to get security clearances — a development that is particularly worrisome in Kushner's case, given his expansive foreign policy portfolio. In addition to the basic impropriety of the president's daughter and son-in-law receiving special treatment, it raises the question of what was so concerning to the intelligence community that they couldn't be cleared?

"Kushner, Inc." is likely to draw even more scrutiny of their activities — which is probably the last thing they want.