Gaetz Out? Florida Firebrand Could Flee Politics for Newsmax: Axios

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump was ridiculed for repeatedly saying, “I alone can fix it.”

It seems he is following this thinking all over again as, according to Axios’ Jonathan Swan, he is increasingly deviating from the advice of his most trusted advisor, son-in-law Jared Kushner.

“President Trump has been telling people over the past few days that he regrets having followed some of the policy advice from son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner – including supporting criminal justice reform – and holding closer to his own instincts,” reports Axios.

“One person who spoke to the President interpreted his thinking as follows: ‘No more of Jared’s guards.’ Another said Trump pointed out that following Kushner’s advice had harmed him politically. “

As evidence of his departure from Kushner and the police reform, Swan refers to Trump’s recent tweets.

“He has enthusiastically tweeted about the arrests of people looting or damaging statues and promised to veto the Defense Spending Act if it removed the names of Confederate generals from military bases,” Swan writes.

And earlier this morning, Trump described ‘Black Lives Matter’ as a ‘symbol of hatred’. “

… Terrible BLM chant: “Pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon”. Perhaps our BIG police force, neutralized and despised by a mayor who hates and disregards them, is not putting this symbol of hatred on New York’s main street. Instead, spend that money on fighting crime!

– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2020

Photo: A year ago President Trump at the G20 with Jared Kushner.
Official White House photo of Shealah Craighead via Flickr

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