In an excerpt of Jared Kushner’s memoir, TFG’s son-in-law says that he was faced with thyroid cancer while serving as an advisor in the Trump White House.
Kushner wrote that he was given the diagnosis in October 2019 during trade negotiations with China.
“As this high-wire act of trade talks with the Chinese progressed, I had to confront an unexpected and frightening personal problem,” Kushner wrote. “On the morning that I traveled to Texas to attend the opening of a Louis Vuitton factory, White House physician Sean Conley pulled me into the medical cabin on Air Force One. ‘Your test results came back from Walter Reed,’ he said. ‘It looks like you have cancer. We need to schedule a surgery right away.’”
Kushner said he told only a few people of the diagnosis and treatment, including Ivanka, colleague Avi Berkowitz, Trump deputy assistant Cassidy Luna and acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney.
“I didn’t tell anyone at the White House ― including the president,” he wrote.
Surgery was scheduled for the Friday before Thanksgiving in order to miss the least amount of time in the office.
But the day before the surgery, TFG asked him, “Are you nervous about the surgery?”
“’How do you know about it?” Kushner said he asked.
“‘I’m the president,’” Trump replied, according to the book. “I know everything.”
Kushner said doctors removed a significant portion of his thyroid, and that he was thankful that the cancer was caught early.