Trump’s Son-in-Law Jared Kushner Had Private Cancer Battle

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According to reports from Fox News and a memoir released by Jared Kushner, the accomplished former Trump administration official and son-in-law to 45th President Trump faced a cancer battle while serving in the White House.

The report notes:

Kushner, who is now 41, and served as a senior advisor to Trump, learned he likely had thyroid cancer in October 2019 during high-level trade talks with China, but was private about his diagnosis.

“As this high-wire act of trade talks with the Chinese progressed, I had to confront an unexpected and frightening personal problem,” Kushner writes in his new book, “Breaking History: A White House Memoir.”

Kushner writes that he only told his wife, Ivanka Trump, and a small circle, including his aides Avi Berkowitz and Cassidy Luna and then-chief of staff Mick Mulvaney about his diagnosis.

“With the exception of Ivanka, Avi, Cassidy, and Mulvaney, I didn’t tell anyone at the White House — including the president,” Kushner writes.

According to his memoir, Kushner writes, “The day before the surgery, Trump called me into the Oval Office and motioned for his team to close the door. ‘Are you nervous about the surgery?’ he asked.” He asked how Trump knew.

“‘I’m the president,'” he said, according to Kushner. “I know everything. I understand that you want to keep these things quiet. I like to keep things like this to myself as well. You’ll be just fine. Don’t worry about anything with work. We have everything covered here.”


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