White House senior adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerTrump attacks Meghan McCain and her family McCain: Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner had 'no goddamn business' attending father's funeral Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Hackers are making big money MORE told people that the book “Alice in Wonderland” can help them understand the Trump presidency, according to excerpts from Bob Woodward’s new book reported by The Washington Post on Wednesday.
In his forthcoming book, titled “Rage,” the Washington Post associate editor writes that Kushner, President TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Twitter's algorithm boosts right-leaning content, internal study finds Ohio Democrat calls Vance an 'ass----' over Baldwin tweet Matt Taibbi says Trump's rhetoric caused public perception of US intelligence services to shift MORE's son-in-law, advised people that one of the most important guiding texts to understand his presidency was the classic children’s novel.
Kushner singled out the Cheshire Cat who uses endurance and persistence, not direction, as his strategy, according to the paper.
Kushner, who is quoted extensively in the book, said, “The most dangerous people around the president are overconfident idiots."
Woodward reportedly interprets Kushner’s quote as a reference to Trump’s former Secretary of Defense James MattisJames Norman MattisThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Senate nears surprise deal on short-term debt ceiling hike Overnight Defense & National Security — Pentagon chiefs to Congress: Don't default Pentagon chiefs say debt default could risk national security MORE, Trump’s former Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by AT&T - Supreme Court lets Texas abortion law stand Trump-era ban on travel to North Korea extended Want to evaluate Donald Trump's judgment? Listen to Donald Trump MORE and former National Economic Council Director Gary CohnGary David CohnOn The Money: Wall Street zeros in on Georgia runoffs | Seven states sue regulator over 'true lender' rule on interest rates | 2021 deficit on track to reach .3 trillion Former Trump economic aide Gary Cohn joins IBM The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Trump OKs transition; Biden taps Treasury, State experience MORE.
In the book, Tillerson reportedly called Kushner’s dealings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuBenjamin (Bibi) NetanyahuMORE as “nauseating to watch” and “stomach churning,” according to the Post.
“Rage” is Woodward’s second book about Trump’s presidency. It includes information from nine hours of recorded, on-the-record interviews with the president.
The book is set for release Sept. 15. Woodward will appear on CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday for an interview about his latest work.
On Wednesday, Woodward also released tapes of interviews with Trump, including audio acknowledging he purposely downplayed the risks of the coronavirus.