Steven Bertoni, Forbes: Exclusive Interview: How Jared Kushner Won Trump The White House
It’s been one week since Donald Trump pulled off the biggest upset in modern political history, and his headquarters at Trump Tower in New York City is a 58-story, onyx-glassed lightning rod. Barricades, TV trucks and protesters frame a fortified Fifth Avenue. Armies of journalists and selfie-seeking tourists stalk Trump Tower’s pink marble lobby, hoping to snap the next political power player who steps into view. Twenty-six floors up, in the same building where washed-up celebrities once battled for Trump’s blessing on The Apprentice, the president-elect is choosing his Cabinet, and this contest contains all the twists and turns of his old reality show.
Winners will emerge shortly. But today’s focus is on the biggest loser: New Jersey governor Chris Christie, who has just been fired from his role leading the transition, along with most of the people associated with him. The episode is being characterized as a “knife fight” that ends in a “Stalinesque purge.”
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Update: Kushner speaks out to take credit for Donald's win - how he ran the Trump campaign like a tiny startup and used his Silicon Valley connections to target voters - while insisting he didn't push out Christie (Daily Mail)
WNU Editor: Many people have emailed me to make a comment on this Forbes story. What can I say .... it is a must read. It gives an insight on how to run a campaign when the entire media complex is against you, the pundit class is against you, your opponent has many times more money than you do, and .... more importantly .... the entire political establishment is against you. And while Jared Kushner was not the only person who helped President-elect Trump win the Presidency .... he has certainly played an influential role. On a side note ....Jared Kushner is Jewish, and his wife Ivanka Trump converted to Judaism when she married him .... which means that Donald's daughter and grand-kids are Jewish. So much for the media narrative that Donald Trump is anti-Semitic.