Is Jared Kushner urging his father-in-law, the president, to concede?
Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s Jewish son-in-law, has joined the growing chorus urging the president to concede defeat in his reelection bid, CNN’s White House correspondent, Kaitlin Collins, reported.
Some news — Jared Kushner has approached President Trump about conceding the election, per two sources.
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) November 8, 2020
That puts him at odds with the president’s sons, Eric Trump and Donald Trump, Jr. who have become two of the loudest voices backing President Trump’s baseless claims of an electoral victory.
Does anyone believe that Biden, a candidate who had a tough time filing a room, got 8.89 million more votes than Obama 2012? This while @realDonaldTrump set vote records never seen before in the Republican Party (achieved 7.5 million more votes 2016) and is “down”?
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) November 7, 2020
Does anyone really believe that Joe Biden shattered Obama’s historic 2008 numbers?
Does anyone really believe that he did that mostly in big cities?
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 6, 2020
According to CNN, the two have moved beyond Twitter, working with allies to drum up conservative support as the president’s legal challenges to vote counts continue in a variety of states.
However, those efforts have received only lukewarm support from the GOP.
It’s time to come together. America has spoken and we must respect the decision. More unites us than divides us; we can find common ground. I hope the president-elect can embody this. I wish him good luck and I wish the president a successful final few weeks. God bless the USA!
— Rep. Will Hurd (@HurdOnTheHill) November 7, 2020
Sofia and I extend our Congratulations to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Our nation deserves two competing parties who can work together when possible, and compete honorably when not.
— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) November 7, 2020
Within the president’s family and inner circle, Kushner is joined by Trump’s own wife, Melania, in pushing him to accept the results, CNN reported.