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

picture alliance via Getty Image

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┬áLehman Brothers — titled “Kushner Inc.” not only details the couple’s ascent, but also their role as “chief enablers” to President Trump.

Masthead Masthead
Editor & Publisher:
Managing Editor:
Senior News Editor:
Assistant Editor:
Editor at Large:
Investigations Desk:
Front Page Editor:
Editor for Prime & Special Projects:
General Manager & General Counsel:
Executive Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Publishing Associate:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer: