IVANKA/JARED KUSHNER/MEDIA/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “When Gary D. Cohn was considering resigning as the top White House economic adviser after President Trump blamed ‘both sides’ in a deadly white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Va., his first stop was a meeting with Mr. Trump’s children. In a conversation in August 2017 with Ivanka Trump, the president’s eldest daughter and senior adviser, Mr. Cohn was shocked by her reaction to his concerns, according to a new book about Ms. Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner…Mr. Cohn ultimately did not resign over the Charlottesville episode, instead leaving after losing a battle over trade policy last year…But the episode permanently changed his view of Ms. Trump and Mr. Kushner, who are often painted as moderating influences on the president, according to ‘Kushner Inc.,’ by the journalist Vicky Ward. The book, which will be published by St. Martin’s Press on March 19, seeks to tell the behind-the-scenes story of Ms. Trump and Mr. Kushner’s rise to extraordinary power in the White House. Ms. Ward has said she spent two years interviewing 220 people for the book, granting many of them anonymity.”

Annie Karni and Maggie Haberman, “‘My Dad’s Not a Racist’: Book Describes Ivanka Trump’s Defense After Charlottesville,” The New York Times online, March 11, 2019