Trump Former Aide and Son-In-Law Jared Kushner Writes He Had Thyroid Cancer

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Jared Kushner, a former senior aide to then-President Donald Trump who is married to Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, wrote in a memoir to be published next month that he had a bout with thyroid cancer in 2019 that was previously undisclosed.

Kushner had the surgery right before Thanksgiving that year and managed to keep his cancer diagnosis secret despite working in a White House where news leaks were rampant. The book excerpts were first reported by The New York Times.

Unbeknownst to Kushner, Trump was aware of the cancer diagnosis: “The day before the surgery, Trump called me into the Oval Office and motioned for his team to close the door. ‘Are you nervous about the surgery?’ he asked.”

“How do you know about it?” Kushner asked him.

Kushner revealed the cancer diagnosis in his memoir, “Breaking History: A White House Memoir,” to be published on Aug. 23.

Kushner said a substantial part of his thyroid was removed during the surgery, which came during tense negotiations with China about a trade deal.

(Reporting By Steve Holland; Editing by Bill Berkrot)

Copyright 2022 Thomson Reuters.

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