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Jared Kushner Defended by His Father Over Disastrous Deal Struck by Family’s Real Estate Business

Josh Keefe
Jared Kushner Defended by His Father Over Disastrous Deal Struck by Family’s Real Estate Business

A decade later, Jared Kushner’s biggest move in the high-stakes world of New York City real estate has turned out to be one of that world’s most notorious blunders. Now Kushner’s father, Charles Kushner, has said Kushner Companies’ $1.8 billion purchase of the skyscraper at 666 Fifth Avenue in 2007 was a result of his prodding his son to make the headline-grabbing purchase. “I pushed Jared to do the deal,” Charles Kushner told CNN in an interview published Tuesday, telling the network that his son, now a senior adviser to his father-in-law, President Donald Trump, had doubts about the acquisition.