Jared Kushner insisted Tuesday that he did not fight with immigration hardliner Stephen Miller over the plan he’s submitting to the president.
‘Stephen and I have not had any fights,’ the president’s son-in-law claimed during a ‘Time 100’ interview in New York.
He accidentally choked on his words and laughed at the poor timing of the incident.
Miller has taken the reins of the White House fight against illegal immigration.
The White House official was the driving force behind a recent house-cleaning effort within the Department of Homeland Security that saw the secretary and acting deputy secretary depart.
Kushner will submit a plan to reform immigration laws in the United States to the president as soon as this week, he says.
He claims he says he came up with it with Miller’s input and that of Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Kevin Hassett, whom he suggested did clash with Miller.
‘And I say that If that if I can get Stephen Miller and Kevin Hassett to agree on an immigration plan, then Middle East peace will be easy by comparison,’ he joked, making reference to another big issue he’s working on for the president.
Initially, the White House official was working almost exclusively on the Middle East peace deal and his Office of American Innovation.
Kushner noted on Tuesday that immigration wasn’t a topic he came to D.C. to work on but his father-in-law asked him to take it on,
‘I do believe that the president’s position on immigration has been maybe defined by his opponents by what he’s against as opposed to what he’s for,’ he said. ‘What I’ve done is I’ve tried to put together a very detailed proposal for him.’
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Source: Daily Mail