Donald Trump ranted about African-Americans and blamed Jared Kushner for their perception of him amid last year’s BLM protests, a new book claims.
Donald Trump ranted about African Americans and blamed Jared Kushner for their perception of him amid last year’s Black Lives Matter protests, a new book has claimed.
Donald Trump ranted about “the blacks” — declaring they wouldn’t vote for him despite the fact he’d done “all this stuff for” them — and blamed his son-in-law for making him look “weak” during last year’s Black Lives Matter protests, a new book has claimed.
In an excerpt of his forthcoming book, Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost, Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender writes that the former President’s reaction to the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder marked the beginning of the end of his re-election hopes.
While the 74-year-old leaned into “law and order” themes during his 2016 campaign, he felt that the criminal justice reform bill he signed in December 2018 — a move that was heavily encouraged by his daughter Ivanka’s husband, Jared Kushner — “made him look weak and — even worse — hadn’t earned him any goodwill among black voters”, Bender wrote.
The absence of support led Mr Trump to complain on Father’s Day to a confidante that he had “done all this stuff for the blacks — it’s always Jared telling me to do this”.
Donald Trump reportedly said African-American voters ‘f***ing hate me’.
While he didn’t watch the video of Mr Floyd’s murder on the day it went viral, when he did — surrounded by Mr Kushner, his media team, and other senior White House officials — Mr Trump “contorted his face as he watched” and “looked repulsed, then turned away”.
Mr Trump blamed son-in-law Jared Kushner for making him look ‘weak’.
Mr Trump’s Tulsa rally marked the beginning of the end of his campaign, a new book claims.