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February 3, 2017 4:02 pm

CNN Panel Discusses Influence of Jared Kushner’s Shabbat Observance on Father-in-Law President Donald Trump’s Behavior

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Jared Kushner (center with gray tie) looks on as President Donald Trump signs an executive order in the Oval Office, Jan. 24, 2016. Photo: White House Facebook page via Wikimedia Commons.

Jared Kushner (center with gray tie) looks on as President Donald Trump signs an executive order in the Oval Office, Jan. 24, 2016. Photo: White House Facebook page via Wikimedia Commons.

The influence of Jared Kushner’s Shabbat observance on his father-in-law President Donald Trump’s behavior was the subject of a brief discussion earlier this week by a CNN panel.

Kushner — a 36-year-old Orthodox Jew who is married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka — serves as a senior adviser to the president.

Last week, a source close to the Trump family told Vanity Fair that it was “not a coincidence” that Trump’s media troubles surged the day after his inauguration — a Saturday when Kushner was out of contact with him.

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On Monday, Vanity Fair reporter Emily Jane Fox appeared on CNN and brought up the issue. As the discussion continued, Professor Alan Dershowitz chimed in, saying, “As the only one on this panel who has ever celebrated Shabbat with Jared Kushner — he was the president of the Chabad society at Harvard when I was the faculty adviser — I can tell you that he is a source of wisdom and I think of trying to influence Donald Trump in the right direction. I don’t know whether the timing and the chronology works out exactly that way, but I do think that he will be a source of trying to be a check on Donald Trump.”

Watch the exchange below:

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  • Batya Ferrer

    Good trump has his son-in-law who can advise him, glad to hear.

  • nazy

    Did they cover the influence Muslim Valerie Jarred had on Hussain.

  • bocapunter

    CNN has gone from sending teams with satellite dishes to hot spots around the world to chattering about nonsense day and night. I understand that they have record profits. Crazy!

  • LewisFried

    Sorry, Prof. Dershowitz. Jared and Ivanka are up to their neck in Trump’s fascism. If they were not, their absence from his circle would be noteworthy.As it stands, they defame the values of the Prophets, the obligations to the stangers in our midst, and our recitation that our father was a wandering Aramean.Of course, there were European Jews who were fascists and Nazi supporters, and even apologists. But, please, don;t employ your considerable brilliance to defend these well-dressed, handsome reptiles.

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