Fire and Fury book details that Kushner planned to negotiate the wall with EPN last JanuaryBy Elliot Bullman
'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House', by Michael Wolff states the son-in-law of the US president wanted to negotiate the construction of the border fence during Enrique Peña Nieto's visit to Washington in January of last year, which was subsequently cancelled.
Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, suggested that the US president include the construction of the wall with Mexico in a bilateral agreement on migration, according to the book by Michael Wolff, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House", which went on sale last Friday.
The negotiation to bring Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to the White House was made during President Trump’s transition period. Kushner saw the opportunity to turn the issue of the wall into a bilateral agreement on migration, a demonstration of the strength of "Trumpian" policies.
The meeting to discuss immigration policy with President Enrique Peña Nieto was to be held on January 31, 2017 in Washington.
However, on January 26, the US president tweeted that there would be no meeting with Peña Nieto if Mexico did not accept to pay the wall. Trump protested at the time that the United States had a trade deficit of 60 billion dollars with Mexico.
After that series of tweets, the president of Mexico abruptly cancelled the meeting. This snub, according to Wolff, significantly belittled Kushner’s political ability and embarrassed President Trump.
The book, which went on sale Friday, has generated controversy in which Trump's ex-adviser, Steve Bannon, assured the meeting held by the son of the current US president, Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort, former president of the US President's campaign, with Russian officials, was "unpatriotic" and "treacherous."
In a typically ambivalent response to the book, President Trump has alleged that Bannon "lost his mind" after he was fired from the White House.
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