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Kushner says 'Alice in Wonderland' describes Trump presidency: Woodward book

White House senior adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump creates federal council on global tree planting initiative | Green group pushes for answers on delayed climate report | Carbon dioxide emissions may not surpass 2019 levels until 2027: analysis Trump creates federal government council on global tree planting initiative Kardashian West uses star power to pressure US on Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict 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 John TrumpJudge rules to not release Russia probe documents over Trump tweets Trump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Obama to campaign for Biden in Florida 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. 

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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 MattisNearly 300 more former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter John Kelly called Trump 'the most flawed person' he's ever met: report Biden courts veterans amid fallout from Trump military controversies MORE, Trump’s former Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonOcasio-Cortez, progressives call on Senate not to confirm lobbyists or executives to future administration posts Gary Cohn: 'I haven't made up my mind' on vote for president in November Kushner says 'Alice in Wonderland' describes Trump presidency: Woodward book MORE and former National Economic Council Director Gary CohnGary David CohnGary Cohn: 'I haven't made up my mind' on vote for president in November Kushner says 'Alice in Wonderland' describes Trump presidency: Woodward book Former national economic council director: I agree with 50 percent of House Democrats' HEROES Act 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.