Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner reportedly talked the President out of joining the conservative social media group Parler or its rival Gab after he was banned from Twitter. CNN reported that Kushner did so after other Presidential staffers tried to convince the President to do just that.
This comes after it was reported that President Trump once blamed Jared Kushner for his defeat. During preparations for a debate against Joe Biden, Donald Trump is reported to have said to Jared Kushner, “I’m going to lose and it’s going to be your fault, because of the testing.” This was a reference to how increased Covid testing revealed high rates of infection. The President actually believed that if they did not test for the Coronavirus then people would not get sick.
It may not have mattered had the President joined Parler, however, since the company is currently teetering on the brink of closure. This is because its App was blocked by Google’s Play Store and Amazon has removed the company from its servers which contain Parler’s network.
Google took the move against Parler because the app did not take measures to remove hostile posts in the wake of Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol. The suspension does not have a time limit, but Parler could be reinstated if it deals with the problem and agrees to police itself.
A Google spokesperson was quoted as saying that it had reminded Parler that its policies require that apps displaying user-generated content have moderation policies and enforcement that removes egregious content like posts that incite violence.
And now for the bad news: Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner may not be able to gain membership in the swank Indian Creek Country Club located on the Florida island nicknamed “The Billionaire’s Bunker.” Kushner and Trump recently bought a $30 million plot of land there, but residency does not guarantee membership in the club whose members include Julio Iglesias, Carl Icahn, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen. The NY Post reported that just one of its current 29 members can veto the admission of any new members and insiders have said that locals just don’t want them.