Peter Navarro has harsh words for ‘Clown Prince’ Jared Kushner for ‘derailing’ Trump’s presidency

A former Trump White House trade adviser is pointing a finger at a member of the family for what ultimately became the “Hindenburg of a campaign” that lost the 2020 election.

Peter Navarro, who served as the Assistant to the President, Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, under former President Donald Trump, unloaded in a scalding op-ed about Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, referring to him as the “Clown Prince of Pennsylvania Avenue.”

In Navarro’s eyes, Kushner and his “four year reign of error” is “the man most responsible for the loss of the Trump White House.” He took aim at his former White House colleague in the opinion piece published this week on the American Greatness website.

“Take credit for what worked. Shift the blame for what didn’t. Run to Daddy-in-law whenever the big, bad chief of staff got in his way. That was Jared Kushner’s modus operandi during the long four years I had to serve alongside the man most responsible for the loss of the Trump White House,” Navarro wrote.

He contended that the now-41-year-old Kushner came to the administration “on the coattails of his wife,” Trump’s daughter Ivanka.

“In private, Jared would boast about how he had brought the president back from whatever he considered the brink to be that day—whether it was securing the southern border, leaving NAFTA, or slapping tariffs on China,” Navarro continued in the op-ed. “Never mind that he was derailing, deterring, and delaying Trump’s Make America Great Again agenda in real-time and at great political and economic costs.”

The 73-year-old former trade adviser, who was slapped with contempt charges for not cooperating with the sham January 6 House committee investigation, wrote that there was “no other explanation than nepotism to account for how this decidedly unqualified Clown Prince wound up sitting as a modern-day Rasputin at the right hand of Trump.”

He further contended that Kushner’s false optimism contributed “to the inertia and lack of urgency” at the White House and in Trump’s re-election campaign.

“Ultimately, the biggest failure of the 2020 election was the failure of the Trump campaign itself. The campaign went from the beautifully orchestrated Steve Bannon masterpiece in 2016, with 20 people on Trump Force One barnstorming flyover country, to the ugliest equivalent of Hillary Clinton’s beyond bloated Hindenburg of a campaign in just four years,” he wrote.

His view echoes that of even former Trump White House adviser Kellyanne Conway who held Kushner responsible for the 2020 campaign “debacle.”

Navarro believes the former president is still unaware of the damage his son-in-law caused.

“To this day, my old Boss still has no idea just how much damage Kushner/Rasputin did to the presidency and the Trump agenda during his four year reign of error at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The work of fiction Jared is now readying for publication is just more self-serving manure to shovel over the past and obscure our view of the damage,” he wrote.

Though Trump has not officially thrown his hat in the ring for a 2024 run, Navarro contends that if he successfully gains a second term as president, the White House “will be a Kushner-free zone. Kushner has already disqualified himself from future White House employment by cashing in on his White House connections to fund his many entrepreneurial ventures.”

Earlier this month, Kushner’s claim about a cancer diagnosis in a newly published memoir got the attention of Navarro.

“The thyroid thing, that came out of nowhere. I saw the guy every day,” Navarro told Newsmax. “There’s no sign that he was in any pain or danger or whatever. I think it’s just sympathy to try to sell his book now.”

“Time after time, whether it’s mismanagement of the campaign, mismanagement of the pandemic, taking too much credit for NAFTA, taking too much credit for the Abraham Accords,” Navarro added. “I mean, the guy was just a one-man wrecking crew.”

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