Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump
“if you really want to be creeped out and want a sleepless night, enter the unsavory and often seedy world of ‘Javanka’ where ruthlessness, egotism, and pure ignorance run rampant.”
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are the self-styled prince and princess of America. Their swift, gilded rise to extraordinary power in Donald Trump’s White House is unprecedented. In Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extra Ordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, Vicky Ward investigates and debunks the many myths the couple has created, the most outlandish being that they are the only voices of reason in an otherwise irrational presidency.
Ward is a New York Times bestselling author who has penned several books that include The Devil's Casino: Friendship, Betrayal, and the High Stakes Games Played Inside Lehman Brothers (2010) and The Liar's Ball: The Extraordinary Saga of How One Building Broke the World's Toughest Tycoons (2014). She is also a contributing editor and investigative reporter for several magazines that include HuffPost, Vanity Fair, and Town & Country.
In Kushner, Inc. Ward skillfully unveils a grim and disturbing portrait of entitled offspring, whose greed, inexperience, vanity, and voracious need for power has caused chaos in the world and may even threaten democracy.
Ward follows the couple from New Jersey to New York City to the White House, where their many ventures into policy-making and national security have mockingly ridiculed long-standing US policy and practice. Ward contends that the Kushners have methodically and unapologetically pursued an unchecked agenda that has increased their wealth. She holds Jared and Ivanka personally responsible for their actions and discloses their self-serving motivations and how these actions have advanced them into the highest levels of government where no one has been able to stop them.
“Jared is as sinister as Donald Trump is . . . He’s not a pussycat . . . well dressed, well put together, and always saying the right thing, doing the right thing . . .”
“the reason Ivanka Trump so badly wanted to become a Kushner was that she’d never had a close-knit family; it appeared that she never felt her parents . . . desired her presence . . .”
“Ivanka Trump was critical in promoting her husband as the smoother, softer counterpart to her father’s volatility . . . One person who knew the couple felt she was in charge of their marriage . . . Ivanka was always giving Jared input . . . on the smallest of details . . . but she also played the role of devoted, traditional Orthodox wife.”
In this meticulously researched book, Ward reveals that Jared and Ivanka are not just the president’s chief enablers: they, like him, also appear indifferent to the rule of law and basic ethics. Clearly written accounts of the Kushner’s political and personal dealings paint a shocking and realistic image of their alleged corruption, inexperience, and possible criminal activity. For those readers who have a pretty good general knowledge of the endless chaos and confusion surrounding the Trumps and Kushners this expose will not be shocking or surprising.
Overall, this book definitely stands out head and shoulders above many of the recent books on the Trump family. It is not just a repeat of the reports of events but is well written account of what actually happened. But be warned if you really want to be creeped out and want a sleepless night, enter the unsavory and often seedy world of “Javanka” where ruthlessness, egotism, and pure ignorance run rampant.