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  • In the final days of the Trump presidency, Jared Kushner told Ivanka Trump that he was “ready” to return to their old life.

  • “Thirty days from now we’ll have a lot less responsibility and we’ll get our lives back together,” Kushner told Ivanka in December 2021, according to her upcoming memoir.

  • Kushner and Ivanka Trump have stayed out of the spotlight since leaving the White House and have largely avoided Donald Trump.

During President Donald Trump’s final days in office, Jared Kushner told his wife, Ivanka, that he was “ready” to resume the life they led before becoming Trump’s senior advisers.

“It’s been a crazy five years, but in thirty days we’ll have a lot less responsibility and we’ll be back to our lives,” Kushner told Ivanka in December 2021, according to an excerpt from his forthcoming memoir, titled “Breaking History: A White House Memoir,” this Insider got.

“I’m ready,” he wrote. “We just have to keep working hard for thirty more days.”

At the time, Kushner helped coordinate the Trump administration’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He wrote in his book that he tried to finalize a deal with pharmaceutical company Pfizer to order millions of additional vaccine doses soon after the Food and Drug Administration approved it.

“I don’t think we’re going to have that relaxed period that we were hoping for,” Kushner told Ivanka one evening in December after spending the afternoon bouncing between negotiating on the phone with Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla. , and the discussion of presidential pardons with Trump. , according to the book. Kushner finally secured a deal with Pfizer, he wrote.

Kushner and Ivanka have largely stayed away from the public eye since leaving the White House and moving to Miami, Florida. Although the couple were about 1.5 hours from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in West Palm Beach, they avoided the former president, CNN reported in June 2021.

Both Kushner and Ivanka testified before the House Select Committee investigating the Capitol Riot on January 6, 2021. Portions of their two interviews were released by the panel in a series of public hearings in June and July.

Kushner told lawmakers he urged the president not to take legal advice from former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

When asked if he’s ever shared his views on Giuliani with Trump, Kushner replied, “Um, I guess so.” He later clarified, “Basically, that’s not the approach I would take if I were you.”

Ivanka, meanwhile, told the committee she doesn’t believe her father should have declared victory on Election Day 2020.

“I don’t know if I had a clear idea of ​​what he should say, in these circumstances,” she testified. “The results were still counted. It was becoming clear that the race would not be triggered on election night.”

In another significant rift with her father, Ivanka also told the committee she “accepts” there was no evidence of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election when then-Attorney General William Barr , declared it publicly a month after the elections.

“It affected my perspective. I respect Attorney General Barr, so I accepted what he was saying,” the former first daughter said.

Kushner’s memoir, which details his years in the Trump White House, is set to be released Aug. 23.

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