Former President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner announced that he battled thyroid cancer during his time working as an advisor in the Trump administration.
A new memoir by Kushner, titled Breaking History: A White House Memoir, which will release in late August, detailed his battle with cancer. The cancer was serious and Kushner had to have throat surgery to remove a tumor.
According to Kushner, “Thank God we caught it early. Before surgery, the doctors had warned me that the procedure could alter my voice, and it could take weeks or months to return to normal. Luckily, the impact was minimal.”
Kushner’s medical situation was kept under wraps, even from his father-in-law, the President.
Despite the best efforts to keep it a secret, the President still found out. Kushner recounted that “The day before the surgery, Trump called me into the Oval Office and motioned for his team to close the door. ‘Are you nervous about the surgery?’ he asked.”
When Kushner responded by saying,”‘How do you know about it?'” Trump hit back, saying, “I’m the President. I know everything. I understand that you want to keep these things quiet. I like to keep things like this to myself as well. You’ll be just fine. Don’t worry about anything with work. We have everything covered here.”
Kushner’s close call with cancer could have been much worse, and it was understandable why he worked so hard to keep it out of public knowledge.
The Trump administration was in a state of constant siege warfare, fighting off enemies from within and without.
If the mainstream media had gotten ahold of information about cancer in the Trump family, it would have been a massive headache for all involved.
Kushner played a significant role in his father-in-law’s administration, but it remains to be seen what role he will play in Trump’s inevitable comeback in the 2024 presidential election.
It is all but confirmed that Donald Trump will be running for President in 2024, and straw polls already show him holding a massive lead over his nearest Republican competitors.
If Trump can win a second term in office, it is highly likely that Kushner will return to serve in a similar capacity as an advisor.