‘My Dad’s Not A Racist’: New Ivanka, Kushner Book Details Couple’s Rise To Power

16 February 2019, Bavaria, München: Ivanka Trump, daughter of the US President, and her husband Jared Kushner, Chief Advisor to the President of the United States, taken on the second day of the 55th Munich Security... 16 February 2019, Bavaria, München: Ivanka Trump, daughter of the US President, and her husband Jared Kushner, Chief Advisor to the President of the United States, taken on the second day of the 55th Munich Security Conference. Numerous heads of state and government and ministers are expected at the world's most important meeting of experts on security policy. Photo: Tobias Hase/dpa (Photo by Tobias Hase/picture alliance via Getty Images) MORE LESS

After President Trump’s infamous “both sides” flap regarding the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville in 2017, Gary Cohn sought out advice from Trump’s daughter and son-in-law as he mulled resigning over the President’s racist comments.

During a meeting with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, Cohn was reportedly taken aback by Ivanka Trump’s defense of her father, according to a New York Times review of a new book about the couple’s rise to power within the White House.

“My dad’s not a racist,” she reportedly told Cohn, “He didn’t mean any of it. … That’s not what he said.”

Cohn did not end up resigning over that particular incident — he later left as White House economic adviser over a Trump trade policy — but the interaction reportedly changed his view of the Trump children.

The new book by Vicky Ward — who has published investigative books on New York real estate mogul Harry Macklowe as well as the Lehman Brothers — titled “Kushner Inc.” not only details the couple’s ascent, but also their role as “chief enablers” to President Trump.

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