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Book claims Ivanka Trump told Cohn her father wasn't racist following Charlottesville

14 March 2019

The book, the Times reported, said that in his meeting with Ivanka Trump, Cohn was "shocked" by her reaction to his concerns and that she told him of her father's comments, "That's not what he said". The book claims Trump told his then-chief of staff John Kelly, to remove them and accused them of not knowing "how to play the game".

"Oh f*ck!" he exclaimed, according to the book.

The Kushner camp has pushed back on Ward's book, calling it a piece of "fiction".

Following the death of a counterprotester at a demonstration by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which US President Donald Trump said there was blame on "both sides", White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump defended his statements.

Ivanka and Jared, however, appear to have outlived those intentions, and Trump's desire to oust them from the White House "has come and gone in waves", associates claimed, as cited by the NYT.

Ward countered on Twitter "the 220 people I interviewed for the book might beg to disagree".

According to The Times, "Kushner Inc.", scheduled for release March 19, describes Ivanka Trump as having frequently asked to travel on Air Force planes when doing so was not always necessary.

The couple allegedly invited Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on trips to secure access to the aircraft despite former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's trying to stop them.

We already know that Donald Trump wishes his daughter, Ivanka, had been interested in dating Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. In November, the first lady, Melania Trump, was reportedly in a spat with the deputy national-security adviser, Mira Ricardel, over travel arrangements during the first lady's maiden overseas trip to Africa.

"According to a member of the legal team, Kushner's new lawyer, Abbe Lowell, told Trump's lawyers that before emails regarding that Trump Tower meeting were provided to Congress", Ward wrote in her book, "he wanted to leak them to the media, and he wanted Don do it, presumably as part of a strategy to associate the meeting with Don Jr. rather than Kushner".

In an unprecedented statement, Melania's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham referenced Ricardel and said "it is the position of the Office of the First Lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House".

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has denounced it as a work of 'fiction'.

"Every point that Ms. Ward mentioned in what she called her "fact checking" stage was entirely false", the spokesman Peter Mirijanian said.

Book claims Ivanka Trump told Cohn her father wasn't racist following Charlottesville