Jared Kushner’s father Charles said Donald Trump’s daughter was only good enough for his son because she converted to Judaism, according to her cousin.
The claim is one of several made by Mary Trump in her newly published tell-all book detailing the family’s travails. Her late father was the US president’s brother.
In 2009 she said she attended the wedding of Jared and Ivanka at Trump’s Bedminster golf course in New Jersey, describing how her powerful uncle stood “awkwardly in a yarmulke”.
In the book, the publication of which White House lawyers sought unsuccessfully to stop, Mary Trump describes how Jared Kushner’s father Charles gave a speech in which he said that Ivanka had only made herself worthy of inclusion in his family by committing to convert to Judaism, which she found a bit rich given his own past.
“Considering that Charles had been convicted of hiring a prostitute to seduce his brother-in-law, taping their illicit encounter, and then sending the recording to his sister at his nephew’s engagement party, I found his condescension a bit out of line,” wrote Mary.