April 10, 2019
In Part III, we will look at the sections of the book covering the entrance of Ivanka Trump into the Kushner Crime Family, and their return to prominence following the release of their patriarch from prison.
The look into Ivanka’s life is enlightening.
Most interesting is that Trump is being portrayed as a horrible father, and that Ivanka wanted in the Kushner Jewish clan because it gave her a sense of belonging.
Charlie Kushner once said 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 desperately desired her presence at the dinner table, or for that matter, ever wanted her with them. A friend at the Chapin School, the exclusive all-girls’ private school in Manhattan that Ivanka attended until she was fifteen, once brought her home for the weekend. When she complained to Ivanka that her mother was being overly critical, Ivanka said wistfully: “I wish my mother showed that much interest in me.”
Another friend, a real estate heir from New York who is several years older, said, “The dysfunction and loneliness of Ivanka’s family, the absence of her parents from her life, put her in a situation where she was vulnerable.”
This is not particularly hard to believe.
Trump was a divorcer, a philander and a workaholic. Ivana, Trump’s first wife and the mother of Don Jr., Eric and Ivanka, was also an apparently very self-absorbed individual.
I can’t imagine that the kids got much attention.
Ivanka had basic and relatable millennial divorce child problems through high school, and she started modeling while enrolled at an elite Connecticut boarding school.
While she was at Choate, Ivanka’s modeling career took off, which meant she spent less time on campus than many of her peers. It was around this time that her classmates detected pronounced changes in her physical appearance. She would not have been the only person in high school to get her nose fixed, but she would have been one of a tiny number whose chest size seemed to change suddenly, and significantly. (She would later say she was a “curvy” person and told GQ that rumors she had gotten breast implants were “absurd”; she had no issue with anyone who got plastic surgery, but thought it was a “silly” topic to discuss.)
When you look at the before pictures, it is almost hard to believe that Trump is even her father.
Ward talks about how Ivanka’s sexuality became a part of the Trump brand. I didn’t grow up in New York or pay much attention to the news as a teenager, so I don’t have firsthand memories of that, but various images from the time seem to tell that story.
Ward also goes into the strange dynamic involving Trump publicly stating how attractive he finds Ivanka.
I personally do not think there is anything sexual there, and I think it is low brow to suggest it (Ward doesn’t suggest it, but many Jews in the media have regularly).
The relationship between Trump and Ivanka appears to be something that members of the divorce generation are very familiar with, if not by first hand experience, by the experiences of friends and family members: when a divorce happens, a parent will often cling to a child of the opposite sex to be the emotional replacement for the departed spouse. This dynamic is in fact almost universal with single mothers and their eldest son, but also happens regularly with a father and daughter.
Ward recounts how following the divorce, Donald and Ivanka became much closer than they ever had been. She would sneak into the closet and call him from school, and whatever he was doing, he would always take her calls. Then she started this modeling thing, and he got professionally involved with her, making her a part of his brand.
She also played a very big role on Trump’s NBC game show The Apprentice, and was on more episodes than any of his other children.
As things stand now, she is the heir of the entire Trump real estate empire. No, he didn’t give that to his first born son. Or his second or third born son. He gave that to Ivanka (which means that it is all being absorbed by the Kushner Crime Family).
Hilariously, when Trump is financially destroyed when he leaves office – which is certain to happen – all of his wealth is set up to go straight to a Jewish family.
This is one very reasonable angle from which one can observe the Trump presidency: Trump is emotionally dependent on Ivanka.
At several points, Trump has publicly stated that if Ivanka was not his daughter, he would be dating her.
If you wanted to go even deeper into that, you could also suggest that the reason that Trump was comfortable marrying her off to Jared is that he is such a weak personality that he could never compete with Trump and take her away from him emotionally.
And for Ivanka’s part, she gets a sense of belonging from Jared and his family, while maintaining Donald as her primary emotional anchor.
For some reason, while Ivanka worked at the Trump organization, her mentor was a Russian Jew crime lord, stock broker, CIA agent and FBI informant.
Ivanka’s part-time, on-the-job tutor then was Felix Sater, a Russian-born businessman who had grown up in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. Erudite, funny, and smart, he was the son of a small-time gangster and would later serve as an informant for the U.S. government. At eighteen, Sater had gone to work as an assistant on the trading floor at Bear Stearns. By nineteen, he was a senior vice president and on track to make it to the C-suite on Wall Street. Mothers in Brighton Beach, the Russian enclave of Brooklyn, next to Coney Island, would tell their kids, “Grow up to be like Felix.” But Sater’s ambitions got blown up in a flash of anger. He got into a drunken bar brawl over a woman one night in 1991 and hit a commodities broker in the cheek with the broken stem of a margarita glass. Sater lost his broker’s license and spent fifteen months in prison. Unable to land the sort of legitimate job that interested him, he became involved in a forty-million-dollar stock scam. Meanwhile, the Defense Intelligence Agency and Central Intelligence Agency recruited him as an asset. In 1998, the stock scam caught up with him, which meant that he added a third government agency to his list of handlers: the FBI. He pleaded guilty in the racketeering case but avoided prison time, presumably because he continued to work for the FBI for years. The 1998 court records were sealed because it was imperative that his work for the government remain a secret. During her confirmation process in 2015, incoming U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch would declare that Sater’s case had been sealed because he had spent a decade “providing information crucial to national security and the conviction of over twenty individuals, including those responsible for committing massive financial fraud and members of La Cosa Nostra.” Sater claimed that he had also provided intelligence on Osama bin Laden.
Trump met Sater around 2000, while Sater was secretly working for the FBI. He had joined a development firm, Bayrock Group. Sater appeared to be a rainmaker with contacts everywhere, so, according to Sater, Trump wanted a first look at his deals, and wanted him close.
Now that is a weird twist in this story, is it not?
It appears as though Trump was being monitored by the FBI 15 years before he ever declared his candidacy. It would be a weird coincidence if Trump was a person of interest for the FBI – which he had been since the 1980s, due to his involvement with the mafia – and then just happened to start working with an FBI informant.
Having a close relationship with an FBI informant, starting in 2000, would mean that they had a lot on him for a long time.
Furthermore, Ward goes on to say that this Jewish CIA/FBI/gangster/stock broker is the one who advised Trump to make Ivanka head of the company – because “she’s got the biggest set of balls in the room.”
In 2007, Sater was exposed publicly as being a bizarre underworld figure, and he fled to London. In 2010, he returned to New York – and Trump gave him a job, this time at a higher rank than he’d had before!
Ivanka eventually ran him out, as she felt he was moving in on her territory.
Ward does an entire section about the Trump Organization’s transition from a company that builds buildings to a company that sells it’s brand name to building (and ties, steaks, etc.), which is very interesting but is beyond the scope of what I’m covering in this review.
While Ivanka was learning to do shady name licensing deals with various international criminals, Charlie was newly out of jail and Jared was helping him negotiate a deal for 666 Fifth Avenue.
He would pay $1.8 billion for the building, the most ever paid for an office building in history, and he would buy it with 97% debt in a Jewish scheme to avoid paying taxes on something else.
It was hard to make the deal go through, as Charlie was a newly released felon and had been banned by the federal government “from participating in the conduct of the affairs of any financial institution or holding company.”
But the deal went through and Jared announced the closing on his 26th birthday in 2007.
That is just one year before the economic collapse of 2008, and the Kushner Company had an extreme crisis of a debt pit that almost led to foreclosure on what was basically the last property of any significance that the family owned, as they had sold so many properties to buy it. Charlie wasn’t allowed to be in any of the discussions of the debt restructuring so Jared had to do everything, and he would let Charlie listen in on the meetings by turning on the speakerphone and saying it was his lawyer.
The way the book portrays Jared as totally incapable of doing anything without his father is extremely enlightening. Because I don’t think there is any way that this could have changed in the 7 years between when Jared was secretly putting his father on speakerphone in business meetings and when he began involving himself in the Trump campaign. I would be very surprised if during White House meetings, Charlie Kushner is not regularly on speakerphone, while Trump is none the wiser.
As I have said, the entire implication of this book is that the Kushner Crime Family patriarch, Charles Kushner, is the main force behind the Jewish manipulation and victimization of Donald Trump. Kushner had a dream to build a power empire, and it fell apart – then, all of the sudden, a new mechanism of that power fell directly into his lap.
Also in 2008, Jared broke up with Ivanka, who he had met and began dating the previous year, due to his parents pressuring him over the fact that she was not Jewish.
They were brought back together by Rupert Murdoch’s Chinese wife Wendi Deng.
Ivanka agreed to convert to Judaism.
The family agreed to this compromise, but it would happen on Charlie’s terms, under the instruction of Rabbi Haskel Lookstein, then the rabbi of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun on New York’s Upper East Side. Lookstein had gravitas as a member of the Rabbinical Council of America, which has tremendous influence over whether a conversion is legitimate.
Family friend Bob Sommer recalled that Charlie wanted to test Ivanka’s devotion to his son and her future life, so he made her conversion as challenging as possible. “This wasn’t like, ‘Talk to a rabbi, read a couple of paragraphs,’” Sommer said. “It was hard, and it was on Charlie’s terms.”
By the time the wedding took place, on October 25, 2009, Charlie and Seryl were effusive about their new daughter-in-law. According to Sommer, Ivanka had not just passed the tests—she had far surpassed Charlie’s expectations. She had also charmed Charlie, who would proudly explain to a friend that she really wanted to be a Kushner. They were the close family she had never had.
It is not mentioned in the book, but the Jews do not allow males to intermarry, historically, while they have been much more willing to allow females to intermarry. This is because historically, the only way to be certain that the bloodline was being preserved was through the female. Jews are obsessed with keeping a bloodline to the ancient Middle East, though not especially concerned about racial purity. A woman can cheat on her husband without anyone knowing the kid is not his, and the man and his family have no assurances it is his. However, in modern times, you have DNA tests. Which I believe is why Jews have become more open to allowing their men to intermarry. And I can guarantee you that part of the “compromise” made with Charlie was that all of the kids would have to be DNA tested.
The book is sadly lacking in very much detail about Trump’s relationship with Jared during the courting process, but it does contain some bits about how he felt about Ivanka’s conversation and marriage.
Trump was said to be discombobulated by the enormity of what his daughter had done. Trump, a Presbyterian, who strikes no one as particularly religious, was baffled by his daughter’s conversion. When his future political aide Sam Nunberg later mentioned that he was a member of the synagogue where Ivanka had converted, Trump was displeased. “Why should my daughter convert to marry anyone?” he asked. He also told an associate that he thought Charlie was “stupid” to have been caught by the feds. “He really looked down on that,” said this person. (Ivanka’s wedding party was also a “shock” to her father, according to a friend of Trump’s. Women were given shawls when they arrived, and Ivanka’s dress covered her shoulders in keeping with conservative Jewish tradition. The sexes were asked to dance separately several times that night.)
Trump liked Jared, but among friends would openly say things like, “Why couldn’t she have married Tom Brady? Have you seen how far he throws a football?” In front of Trump Organization colleagues, he joked to Robert Kraft, who owns the New England Patriots (and therefore pays Brady’s enormous salary): “Jared is half the size of Tom Brady’s forearm.”
Apparently, Trump and Jared worked things out and ended up getting along okay. Though that isn’t really very clear, as Ward (quite purposefully) has so little about Trump in this book.
Jared and Ivanka became a celebrated socialite couple in New York, as Ivanka had three children in rapid succession while Jared served as publisher of The Observer, which the family had bought to give themselves good press.
One thing that is glaringly obvious about the couple is that they resent Donald Trump taking away their position as chic Manhattan socialites by becoming the racistnaziorangeman president.
Ward notes that while people liked their image as this perfect couple, there didn’t seem to be any actual substance to them, and neither of them was very intelligent or seemed to have any idea what was going on.
Elizabeth Spiers, a former Observer editor, noticed during a visit to Jared and Ivanka’s apartment that there was not a book in sight and that the pair had zero intellectual curiosity. (Others dispute that “no books” claim: they recall “a few art books”—or “decorator-curated books.”)
Jared once complained to Spiers about an Observer story concerning the move of author Martin Amis from London to Brooklyn, then an emerging hub for creative types. Even though the story garnered a huge following online, Jared had a problem with it. “Nobody knows who this Martin Amis guy is,” he told Spiers. “Nobody reads novels.” To which Spiers replied, “No, you don’t read novels.”
Spiers and Jared clashed over a long list of editorial issues that she felt exposed Jared’s shortcomings as both a publisher and a person. She had been hired in 2011 because she came from the world of digital media. Jared thought that she might be the person to transform the Observer staff’s analog way of thinking and possibly even make the paper profitable. The two hashed out a business plan, and under Spiers’s direction, the paper did turn a profit.
Where to begin describing the frustrations Spiers felt with her new boss? First, there was the way Jared viewed journalists. Unlike his mentor, Rupert Murdoch, Jared seemed not to understand them. And he certainly did not respect them. “He’d be condescending to them and he didn’t understand why anybody would go into journalism,” said Spiers. “He was like, ‘Why are these idiots taking these low-paying jobs when they could work in commercial real estate and make a ton of money?’ He did not understand public service at all.”
Second, apart from being pro-Israel, Jared had no ideology that his editors could discern, and little editorial vision. “When I first took the job, he wrote this kind of manifesto about what the Observer should be about. It was, like, four pages long, and two of them were about Israel. I thought that was bizarre,” Spiers said. “The New York Observer had traditionally been about New York.”
Third, he had no interest in good writing. It seemed to Spiers that what he wanted—or rather, what he and Charlie wanted—was a vehicle through which the Kushners could flex their power. This meant running hit pieces on people who’d upset them and glowing articles on those they wanted to win over.
Yes, this “stupid guy who doesn’t really know anything about anything but really, really loves Israel” is exactly the impression that I think everyone gets if they take a look at Jared Kushner.
He is not an ideological Jew. He is more of just an uncomfortable, autistic weirdo who is simply obsessed with being Jewish and promoting the Jewish race in a totally general sense.
This is one very good reason why it is totally unbelievable that Jared is the one actually plotting Donald Trump’s course. It has to be coming from his father, who is taking input from a council of Jews.
The fact that Jared is the handler on the ground is an explanation for why it is all so chaotic and insane. I doubt Jared personally cares very much about immigration for instance. I think he doesn’t care either way. But the Jews who are sending him his marching orders tell him he has to stop Trump’s racist agenda.
So instead of Trump having a clear agenda on immigration, he is always just flailing all around, not making any kind of sense, as he gets sloppily handled by the incompetent Jew Jared Kushner.
In contrast, the agenda on Israel is razor sharp – it’s just “whatever you want, you got it.”
In 2011, Trump helped Jared out with his ongoing antichrist building debt hole crisis, getting him in contact with the Arabs. However, the property, which they had so greatly overpaid for, remained a problem for the Kushners. It would remain a major problem until 2018, when money finally came through, presumably as a result of corruption surrounding Jared’s place in the White House.
The issues of 666 are still not totally solved at time of writing, and the Kushners are still looking for more backers. Jared has been actively involved in this project the entire time he’s been working at the White House, which is completely and totally illegal.
But for whatever reason, no one in Congress is saying anything about this and Mueller stopped investigating it.
Again, life is just a series of sunshine walks when you’re Jewish.
Ward goes into the life of the lost Kushner, Jared’s younger brother Josh, who has been much more successful than his brother – who has never accomplished anything at all beyond marrying the daughter of the future president – and arguably even more successful than his father.
He recently married the retired old shiksa model Karlie Kloss – after she converted to Judaism.
The book mentions Jared trying to break up this relationship with the “shiksa,” but apparently he didn’t have much leverage to do so, given that he was already married to a shiksa.
Josh is a partner in a very successful venture capital firm, Thrive Capital, and is co-founder of a multi-billion dollar health insurance company that makes all of its profits from Obamacare. It is very clear that when Trump is talking about a new healthcare program, he is going to introduce something built around Josh Kushner’s needs. In fact, it has been public that Jared Kushner is designing Trump’s healthcare agenda.
And Jared Kushner’s desire to secure money for his brother apparently goes far beyond basic Jewish nepotism. The book reveals that the Kushner brothers own a company called “BFPS,” which stands for “Brothers First, Partners Second.” This is part of a scheme they allegedly have to each give the other half of their income every year, a plan which was presumably setup by their father so as the two would avoid the conflicts he had with his own brother.
There is literally no bottom on this corruption. Every time you think you’ve gotten to the bottom, you flip a page in this book and find a whole new level of wickedness and perversion.
Even with the problems surrounding the 666 building, the Kushners were making a very real comeback. They were finally in Manhattan, and Jared was involved in a high-profile socialite situation with his shiksa wife. Soon, their fortunes would once again turn upward.
In Part IV of this review, we will look at the book’s analysis of the Kushner role in the rise of Trump the Candidate.