New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd said that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, suggested that she could write flattering columns and tweets about the president in order to get back in Trump’s “good graces,” the Australian Financial Review reports.
“I think you could get back in his good graces with a nice column and two nice tweets or two nice columns and a tweet,” Kushner reportedly told Dowd.
Kushner reportedly made the suggestion after Dowd called Trump a hypocrite during his 2016 campaign for criticizing former President Clinton’s marital infidelities. Trump later called her a “neurotic dope.”
“That’s not going to happen,” Dowd says she told Kushner.
Dowd told the paper that the conversation happened sometime after Trump became president.
“As great as the White House reporters are, if you put a nanny cam on Trump for two weeks and left him alone you would end up at the same place because he is so intent on self-destruction,” she told the publication.