Jared Kushner is the latest Trump White House alumnus to pen a memoir and news that it would be released this summer has not been well received on social media.
According to Axios, Kushner, who is former Republican President Donald Trump's son-in-law and served as one of his top senior advisers, is set to talk all about his time in the Trump administration in Breaking History: A White House Memoir, which will be released on August 9.
The publisher, Broadside Books, describes Kushner's memoir as an insightful read that takes readers "inside debates in the Oval Office, battles at the United Nations, meetings in Arab palaces, and intense negotiations in North Korea, China, Mexico."
Jared Kushner to publish White House memoir in Augusthttps://trib.al/DkU3zdS— Axios (@Axios) 1651499400
Kushner, who in the final year of his father-in-law's administration played an influential role in its COVID-19 response, advised Trump early on in the pandemic that the media was exaggerating its threat.
Kushner's input no doubt influenced what The Washington Post described as "denial and dysfunction" in the White House as the nation had only begun to grapple with the impact of tens of thousands of deaths in short order.
More recently, Kushner was interviewed by the House Select Committee tasked with investigating the events of January 6, 2021, the day a mob of Trump's supporters stormed the United States Capitol on the false premise that the election had been stolen.
Kushner met with committee members for more than six hours and was described as "cooperative and friendly" amid continued concerns about Trump and his associates' attempts to discredit the committee's work.
Several former members of the Trump administration have published books since leaving the Washington and have received criticism for painting what critics have suggested is a revisionist history of the administration's numerous controversies, most notably the allegations that Russian operatives intefered in the 2016 general election to ensure Trump would win.
Twitter users quickly made their disdain for Kushner and his book known.
Notice of another book to avoid.https://twitter.com/axios/status/1521124852773670914\u00a0\u2026— JoanneM (@JoanneM) 1651571033
Kushner purposefully caused a mass manslaughter of Americans, rather than dealing directly with a deadly pandemic.https://twitter.com/axios/status/1521124852773670914\u00a0\u2026— Gee Victor \u262e\ufe0f\u262e\ufe0f\u262e\ufe0f\u2764\u2764\u2764 (@Gee Victor \u262e\ufe0f\u262e\ufe0f\u262e\ufe0f\u2764\u2764\u2764) 1651531679
I was about to tweet a screed against book-burning, but then this happened.https://twitter.com/axios/status/1521124852773670914\u00a0\u2026— Jeff Steele (@Jeff Steele) 1651528295
Because the 4 year grift didn\u2019t make him nearly enough money and he still has a sliver of a soul left.https://twitter.com/axios/status/1521124852773670914\u00a0\u2026— just a guy \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08 (@just a guy \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08) 1651517237
Landfill material.https://twitter.com/axios/status/1521124852773670914\u00a0\u2026— GT Lang (@GT Lang) 1651517798
Kushner is responsible for killing hundreds of thousands of people, then bragged it was a success. Will his book sales exceed the number of people he killed?https://twitter.com/axios/status/1521124852773670914\u00a0\u2026— It will never work out (@It will never work out) 1651525228
I was told that nobody in Trump's inner circle could remember anything.https://twitter.com/axios/status/1521124852773670914\u00a0\u2026— Mark Mucci (Also Better Than Kid Rock) (@Mark Mucci (Also Better Than Kid Rock)) 1651505291
Should be titled:\n\n\u201cBreaking Democracy\u201dhttps://twitter.com/axios/status/1521124852773670914\u00a0\u2026— Jazm\u00edn Flores (@Jazm\u00edn Flores) 1651507609
Well he certainly did break a lot of things.https://twitter.com/axios/status/1521124852773670914\u00a0\u2026— Andrea R MD (@Andrea R MD) 1651515551
Earlier this year, William Barr, Trump's former Attorney General, became the subject of significant mockery after the title of his memoir was released.
One Damn Thing After Another, which was released on March 8, promised to be a "vivid and forthright" account of Barr's time in Washington but many took to social media to criticize it for being a cash grab and accused Barr of furthering and legitimizing Trump's lies about the integrity of the 2020 general election.