Jared Kushner has emerged as a top target of criticism from members of the “MAGA” base, who blame President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser for what they see as the administration’s failure to live up to the populist vision of the 2016 campaign.
These activist Trump supporters worry that Kushner’s advice so dilutes the president’s message on immigration, foreign policy, crime, and controlling the riots that have broken out since George Floyd’s death that it could endanger his reelection in November.
“It’s build the wall, not build your resume,” said an activist close to the White House, who requested anonymity to speak candidly. “But you can’t criticize the boy king.”
Tensions that have simmered beneath the surface for much of Trump’s presidency burst into the open when Fox News host Tucker Carlson excoriated Kushner in a monologue on his prime-time show, saying the 39-year-old husband of Ivanka Trump was among the advisers who failed to appreciate “the gravity of the moment.”
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