Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. the Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trumpby Published 19 Mar 2019
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The first explosive book about Javanka and their infamous rise to power
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are the self-styled Prince and Princess of America. Their swift, gilded rise to extraordinary power in Donald Trump's White House is unprecedented and dangerous. In Kushner, Inc., investigative journalist Vicky Ward digs beneath the myth the couple has created, depicting themselves as the voices of reason in an otherwise crazy presidency, and reveals that Jared and Ivanka are not just the President's chief enablers: they, like him, appear disdainful of rules, of laws, and of ethics. They are entitled inheritors of the worst kind; their combination of ignorance, arrogance, and an insatiable lust for power has caused havoc all over the world, and may threaten the democracy of the United States.
Ward follows their trajectory from New Jersey and New York City to the White House, where the couple's many forays into policy-making and national security have mocked long-standing U.S. policy and protocol. They have pursued an agenda that could increase their wealth while their actions have mostly gone unchecked. In Kushner, Inc., Ward holds Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump accountable: she unveils the couple's self-serving transactional motivations and how those have propelled them into the highest levels of the US government where no one, the President included, has been able to stop them.
Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. the Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump Reviews
This should be labeled true crime, TBH.
A worthy addition to my ever-growing "Books on Individual #1" shelf.
Kushner's family escaped the Nazis, set up a real estate empire, until Dad went to jail...prosecuted by none other than Chris Christie. To burnish their reputation, Charlie decided son Jared had to break into the NYC world, buying a flashy piece of property (666 Fifth Avenue -- doncha love the number?), and marry a rich, connected girl-preferably a traditional Jewish girl. Enter Princess Ivanka/
And the rest, boys and girls, is history that we are living every day. These two baby snakes have slithered into our White House, and whisper into Individual #1's ear...they connive, interrupt official meetings. They barge in where they have no business. They make shady deals with international leaders who can help line their pockets, or help with the mortgage for 666. Ivanka thinks she deserves to fly on Air Force One whenever she pleases. When thwarted, she just invites Cabinet members to accompany her. With no strong political beliefs and values, she thinks she'll be president.
They are entitled, cunning, devoid of any strong moral code. They see, they want, they get.
The fact that Jared is supposedly working on peace in the Middle East should terrify us. He's working on getting the biggest paycheck from the richest potentate.
And they don't read!! One person told Ward that the only books in their home were 'interior designer-curated' books. Bah.
They will not learn because they don't think they have anything to learn.
A good review of the published information about Jared and Ivan’s Kushner with some background, insights from insiders, explaining the young couple, warts and all. Money always corrupts the soul. A sad story in so many ways.
Journalist Vicky Ward's new book, "Kushner Inc: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump", is a fast read about two people at the center of the Donald Trump administration.
Though the book is about both Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, the publicity about the book seemed to stress more information about the Kushner family. The first three or so chapters are devoted to the Kushner family history - from Joe and Rae Kushner's experiences in Holocaust Poland to their emigrating to the United States in the mid-1940's and Joe's development into a real estate tycoon in New Jersey. Ward has a way of presenting facts that are more than slightly insinuate the the Kushner family - particularly Jared's father, Charlie - have not always practiced real estate on the up-and-up. And their familial relationships are both loving...and pathologically destructive. The reason for Charlie Kushner's time spent in prison in Alabama for a couple of years is both amusing and horrifying at the same time. (Just think "hooker", "brother-in-law", "photos" and "blackmail" and consider what might come. )
Most of Ward's book concerns Jared and Ivanka's (or "javanka") time in the 2016 election and working as unpaid advisors for Donald Trump in the White House. Some of the things I knew, others I didn't. Things - and people - change so often in the Trump White House and they seem to lurch from crisis to crisis on a daily basis, that whatever Ward writes today may be out-of-date by next week. But the book is fun to read and while I think the writing is a bit hurried, I can recommend "Kushner, Inc". (I'd also advise counting your fingers after you shake hands with any of the Kushners...)
Although I'd heard some (or most) of this in the news over the past two years, it's still shocking to read a compilation of Kushner's bad behavior and ethical lapses. Expected the book wouldn't reflect well on Jared but it exposes stuff about Ivanka that I'm sure she won't be happy about.