(FreedomBeacon.com)- In his upcoming memoir, former President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner claims that in a fit of “rage,” former chief of staff John Kelly “shoved” Ivanka Trump out of his way after leaving a contentious meeting in the Oval Office.
In his book “Breaking History: A White House Memoir,” Kushner accuses Kelly of being a bully with a “Jekyll-and-Hyde” personality when he served as chief of staff from July 2017 to January 2019.
Kushner recounts one incident in which Kelly “marched out of a contentious” Oval Office meeting as Ivanka passed him in the main hallway of the West Wing. Ivanka, unaware of Kelly’s volatile mood, greeted him with a “Hello, chief.”
According to Kushner, Kelly shoved Ivanka out of his way and “stormed by.”
Kushner said Ivanka wasn’t harmed in any way and didn’t think the incident was a big deal. But to Kushner, the behavior exposed John Kelly’s “true character.”
An hour later, Kushner writes, Kelly sought out Ivanka in the West Wing to offer a “meek apology,” which she accepted.
According to the Washington Post, which obtained excerpts of Kushner’s upcoming book, John Kelly said he doesn’t recall the incident, which he described as “inconceivable.”
In his email to the Post, Kelly said it is inconceivable that he would ever shove a woman, adding he would never intentionally do it. Kelly said he has no memory of ever apologizing to Ivanka “for something I didn’t do.”
According to Kushner’s memoir, Ivanka’s chief of staff Julie Radford overheard Kelly’s apology.
A spokesperson for the former First Daughter told the Washington Post that Kushner’s account is accurate.
Kushner also took a swipe at John Kelly for complimenting Ivanka “to her face” while dismissing her in private. He writes that Kelly often disparaged Ivanka’s initiatives, like paid family leave or the child tax credit, calling them “Ivanka’s pet projects.”
Kushner’s memoir is due to be released on August 23.