A new book claims President Trump tried getting former Chief of Staff John Kelly to fire his family members. The book, “Kushner Inc.” by a Huffington Post author claims Trump’s first directive to Kelly was to rid the White House of Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner—the book claims Trump was angry they were a source of negative press.
UPDATE—The White House denies this. In a Tuesday afternoon statement, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders blasted the book as based on “shady, anonymous sources and false information” and noted that the book was initially categorized as fiction.
Ivanka Trump pushed back against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her plans to give away tons of free stuff in an interview with Fox News’s Steve Hilton on Sunday. “I don’t think most Americans, in their heart, want to be given something,” she said in response to AOC’s plans to give everyone a guaranteed job and subsidize those unwilling to work. People don’t want a “guaranteed minimum” and would rather than a job and upward mobility in the economy, the Trump daughter said.
An interview with Ivanka Trump by People magazine has resurfaced from 2007. In the sit-down, she tells the mag that she was approached to star in a season of The Bachelorette, but she had no interest. She told the magazine appearing on the show would do nothing to further her career as a real estate mogul.
Hugh Jackman is one loyal friend. The Oscar nominee told Variety magazine that although a few eyebrows were raised about him inviting Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner to his 50th Birthday party last month, he doesn’t care. Hugh said, “I’ve known those guys for 15 years and we don’t talk politics at birthday parties. They’re great friends. They’re unbelievably loyal.” The Wolverine actor added that he won’t dump friends just because their dad becomes President.