New memoir from Jared Kushner describes incident when John Kelly ‘shoved’ Ivanka Trump

Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of former President Donald Trump, is set to release a new memoir next month that makes a rather explosive claim against Trump’s second chief of staff, John Kelly.

According to reviewed excerpts of the book, Kushner wrote of an incident in which Kelly had angrily shoved aside Ivanka Trump, the former president’s eldest daughter, the Conservative Brief reported.

Kelly, who firmly denies the incident ever occurred, is said to have later apologized for what had happened, and both Ivanka and an aide who witnessed the apology have since confirmed what transpired.

Ivanka was “shoved” by Kelly

Kushner’s new book, “Breaking History: A White House Memoir,” will be released on August 23, but some media outlets have already received advanced copies or excerpts for the purpose of reviews.

“One day he had just marched out of a contentious meeting in the Oval Office,” Kushner wrote of Kelly, according to The Washington Post. “Ivanka was walking down the main hallway in the West Wing when she passed him.”

“Unaware of his heated state of mind, she said, ‘Hello, chief.’ Kelly shoved her out of the way and stormed by. She wasn’t hurt, and didn’t make a big deal about the altercation, but in his rage Kelly had shown his true character,” he continued.

Kushner added that about an hour after that incident had occurred, Kelly went to Ivanka’s office on the second floor of the West Wing in order to deliver “a meek apology, which she accepted.”

Kelly denies it, but Ivanka and a top aide confirm

However, when contacted by the Post for a response to that claim, Kelly denied having any recollection of that event and said, “It is inconceivable that I would EVER shove a woman. Inconceivable. Never happen.”

“Would never intentionally do something like that. Also, don’t remember ever apologizing to her for something I didn’t do. I’d remember that,” the former White House chief of staff and retired Marine general added.

Yet, the Post noted that Kushner wrote in his book how Kelly’s apology to Ivanka had been witnessed by her own chief of staff, Julie Radford, and Kushner wrote, “It was the first and only time that Ivanka’s staff saw Kelly visit their second-floor corner of the West Wing.”

Furthermore, the Post noted that both Ivanka and Radford separately confirmed to the newspaper that Kushner’s account of the incident and apology were accurate.

To be sure, Kushner’s book reveals that his and Ivanka’s relationship with Kelly was tenuous at best, and also describes other incidents related to Kelly’s temper that have been separately reported and confirmed by other media outlets, such as a physical dispute with a Chinese official over the president’s so-called “nuclear football.”

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