The Hill reports:
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner told people that the book “Alice in Wonderland” can help them understand the Trump presidency, according to excerpts from Bob Woodward’s new book reported by The Washington Post on Wednesday.
In his forthcoming book, titled “Rage,” the Washington Post associate editor writes that Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law, advised people that one of the most important guiding texts to understand his presidency was the classic children’s novel.
Kushner singled out the Cheshire Cat who uses endurance and persistence, not direction, as his strategy, according to the paper. Kushner, who is quoted extensively in the book, said, “The most dangerous people around the president are overconfident idiots.”
Kushner described a book to best understand the Trump presidency as “Alice in Wonderland” and seems to have compared his father in law to the Cheshire Cat https://t.co/RsbNBnUmLu
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) September 9, 2020
Jared Kushner provides an interesting window into his father in law. Kushner is quoted saying four texts are key to understanding Trump, including “Alice in Wonderland.” Kushner paraphrased the Cheshire Cat: “If you don’t know where you’re going, any path will get you there.”
— Jeremy Herb (@jeremyherb) September 9, 2020
Kushner compared Trump to the Cheshire Cat.
“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad?”
“You must be, or you wouldn’t have come here.”
— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) September 9, 2020