Kushner planning book about time in Trump White House: report
Jared Kushner, an ex-White House adviser and former President Trump’s son-in-law, is planning to write a book about his time working in the Trump administration, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.
The book will address a swath of events that occurred during Trump’s presidency but will mainly focus on the Abraham Accords, a series of deals made between Israel and the nations of Sudan, Morocco, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Announced last August, the Abraham Accords were the first official peace deal between the UAE and Israel in decades. The deal was brokered with the help of Kushner and later became a key accomplishment touted by Trump and his allies.
Kushner was later nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in the Middle East and for his involvement in peace talks by Alan Dershowitz, an attorney who was on Trump’s legal team during his first impeachment.
The source told Reuters that Kushner is “not looking to settle scores but rather to provide historical context and help readers understand what it was like to work in the Trump White House.”
Along with his work in the Middle East, Kushner will discuss Trump’s impeachment, the administration’s efforts at the border, the death of George Floyd, the Russia probe, the 2016 election and the coronavirus, among other things.
“It will be an interesting perspective from someone who had a wide-ranging portfolio, was in the room for many of the most tense and consequential moments but kept a fairly low public profile, staying behind the scenes and granting limited media access,” the source told Reuters.