Published: Thu, June 06, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Jared Kushner Claims Trump Isn’t a Racist - Then Avoids Question on Birtherism

Jared Kushner Claims Trump Isn’t a Racist - Then Avoids Question on Birtherism

Already low hopes for a U.S. peace plan in the Middle East dimmed further Monday as President Donald Trump acknowledged widespread doubts and his son-in-law Jared Kushner suggested Palestinians weren't ready to govern themselves.

"I think we have a good chance, but we'll see what happens", he told reporters. And Kushner remained evasive, claiming that the meeting was uneventful.

"I don't know", he replied.

Responding to the report, Trump said Pompeo's skepticism may be justified. "I was not involved in that", replied Kushner. "Have you ever seen him say or do anything that you would describe as racist or bigoted?" asked Axios' Swan point-blank. "We'll have to see", said Kushner.

During the meeting McDaniel outlined the RNC's fundraising efforts heading into the election, which Kushner reportedly said were "insufficient", in the Times' words.

For many watching the interview, the entire portion on Palestine and the peace process featured what seemed like one insult after the other, coming from an already despised person among Palestinians. The trip comes at a time when worldwide hopes are dimming for a U.S. peace plan for the Middle East.

Asked whether he believed the Palestinians were capable of governing themselves without Israeli interference, Kushner said, "That's a very good question".

Trump said Sunday that the USA was "doing our best" to achieve a peace plan for the region. "I mean we go through two-and-a-half years", Mudd ranted, "where his father-in-law's administration is damaged by comments from the left and right, including conservatives, about the inappropriateness of even considering accepting dirt from people representing a foreign intelligence service".

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attempted to tamper down expectations of the Trump administration's Middle East peace plan in a closed-door meeting with Jewish leaders, The Washington Post reported Sunday.

"This shows a lack of understanding of our legal system when it comes to Russian Federation", said Brett Bruen, global engagement director in the Obama White House.

The US President's senior advisor spoke to the Axios on HBO host and disclosed some of his beliefs regarding the Palestinian people and their interests, as the host attempted to get a sneak peek into Kushner's upcoming Middle Eastern peace plan.

Pompeo also noted that the plan had been repeatedly delayed, explaining that it "has taken us longer to roll out our plan than I had originally thought it might - to put it lightly".

Stephens said it kept Kushner's profile high - while Lucas suggested it was an opportunity for him to "play big boy on the global stage".

Another thing he wouldn't really talk about: his relationship with Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, who reportedly ordered the assassination of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi previous year. "I showed up at 4", Trump's son-in-law insisted.

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