Kellyanne Conway says Trump should drop son-in-law Jared if he runs for president in 2024 because no one has 'profited more handsomely' from his presidency and is trying to 'wash his hands' of the 2020 election loss

  • Kellyanne Conway said former President Donald Trump should drop his son-in-law Jared Kushner if he runs for president again in 2024
  • She told The Washington Times in an interview out Wednesday that Kushner was trying to 'wash his hands' of responsibility for Trump's 2020 election loss 
  • 'There's nobody who's profited more handsomly from Donald Trump's presidency than Jared Kushner,' Conway added 
  • Conway, who ran Trump's successful 2016 campaign, mocked reports that Kushner was 'done' with politics 
  • 'That's a convenient way of saying, "Don't hold me accountable for all the authority I gave myself,"' she told the newspaper 
  • She advised Trump: 'Jared should not work in the White House'  

Kellyanne Conway said former President Donald Trump should drop his son-in-law Jared Kushner if he runs for president again in 2024. 

In an interview published Wednesday with The Washington Times, Conway said Kushner was trying to 'wash his hands' of responsibility for the 2020 election loss, while earning billions through his ties to the ex-president.  

'There's nobody who's profited more handsomly from Donald Trump's presidency than Jared Kushner,' Conway said. 

Conway, who ran Trump's successful 2016 campaign, mocked reports that Kushner was 'done' with politics adding, 'That's a convenient way of saying, "Don't hold me accountable for all the authority I gave myself."' 

'It's become incredibly convenient for Jared to not be given responsibility for that 2020 debacle of a campaign, to not take responsibility for, frankly, not being there for his father-in-law now the way that he insisted on being there for five straight years until things didn't really work out,' Conway told the newspaper. 

'Jared should not work in the White House,' she added. 

The couple touched down on the same day The Washington Times published an interview with Kellyanne Conway about former President Donald Trump's potential White House bid in 2024

Kellyanne Conway said former President Donald Trump should drop his son-in-law Jared Kushner if he runs for president again in 2024

Conway urged Trump (pictured) to drop Jared if he runs for office in 2024, saying his son-in-law is trying to 'wash his hands' of the 2020 election loss
Conway urged Trump to drop Jared (pictured) if he runs for office in 2024, saying his son-in-law is trying to 'wash his hands' of the 2020 election loss

YOU'RE FIRED: Conway said that former President Donald Trump (left) shouldn't give his son-in-law Jared Kushner (right) another White House job if he's re-elected in 2024 

Conway suggested Kushner had an inflated sense of self-worth.  

She recalled how the media dubbed Kushner Trump's 'de facto chief of staff' and 'de facto campaign manager,' and is now writing a book: 'It talks about all the great things he did as president - I mean, as senior adviser to President Trump,' she said in a mocking tone. 

After leaving the White House and moving to Miami, Kushner didn't get involved in the 2020 election challenges and instead formed a private equity firm that reportedly received a $2 billion investiment from Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund. 

'If you believe the news reports ... he's gotten billion of dollars for his [investment] fund,' Conway said. 

At the same time, Kushner and other campaign advisers wasted Trump's $1.4 billion campaign war chest, Conway said. 

'The people who are responsible for wasting the $1.4 billion and not getting the job done, we have not held them to account,' the former counselor to the president said. 

She was encouraging of another Trump run - but said the ex-president needed to talk about his vision for the future, not make it a grievance campaign about the past.

'If President Trump wants to run in 2024, and he does … he should just look forward and project a vision forward, go to the future and recognize that every great presidential candidate, including him in 2016, has that vision of looking forward and reflects the people's grievances, not his own grievances, the people's grievances -  their economic, their anxiety and uncertainty, their feeling of … uncertainty and chaos and crisis everywhere we look, and reflect to them that he is the guy who will come and mitigate if not eliminate all of that,' she said. 

She said that Trump is 'sad and frustrated' by the leadership of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. 

'In less time than it takes to have a baby, Biden and Harris have ruined this country with the energy economy and the deadly withdrawal from Afghanistan. The list goes on and on,' Mrs. Conway said. 'So [Mr. Trump] is with America when he says, "I want to make a change here."' 

She added, 'The second reason he wants to run is because Donald Trump is uniquely positioned to say, "I can do it because I already did it."' 

'I like vintage Trump 2015-2016, that joy on the job, the rallies, connecting to people,' she added. 

'All of that [Trump agenda] was so compelling, and people understood exactly why he was running and what they would get,' she said. 'A combination of vintage Trump with those amazing accomplishments in 2020, he can be unstoppable in 2024.' 

Conway played down the threat caused by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who's being considered as Trump's heir-apparent. 

The Trump ally suggested the 43-year-old governor is untested on the national stage. 

'He obviously is highly favored by donors and grassroots,' Conway said. 'But I will say this: I love the donors. They're very successful people in life. They're often wrong about who's next. People say, "I want DeSantis," and they don't know him that well.'

'And they have to realize that whether it's DeSantis or Joe Blow or Donald Trump or Charlie Hurt, if you have an "R" after your name, they're coming for you,' she continued. 

'So what everybody thinks is unconquerable and indomitable and electable, the media and the hard left, they will tear that person apart. And we don't know what people are made of until they're put into that arena,' Conway added. 

Unlike other people in Trump-world, Conway suggested she hasn't embraced the so-called 'big lie,' that Trump was robbed a second term due to widespread election fraud. 

'I don't talk about theft and fraud,' she told the paper. ''His team had plenty of time to produce the evidence. They failed to.' 

'The electors certified those election results on Dec. 14. And then other people had the idea to blow through that and have another fifth bite at the apple on January 6,' she continued. I knew nothing about that ahead of time. I'm still in shock, not in awe.'

She said, however, that Democrats and the media spend too much time today focused on the January 6 Capitol riot.  

'We've got to move on and look forward,' she said. 'People are suffering right now.' 

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Kellyanne Conway says Trump should drop son-in-law Jared if he runs for president in 2024

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