“On the Holmes Front,” with Frank Holmes
There is nothing President Donald Trump is more proud of than his family. That’s why nothing hurts him as bad as betrayal within his family—but a huge Trump family feud may be brewing as the 2024 presidential election gets closer.
Even while President Trump is facing the most extreme political attacks and facing partisan investigations, he’s also facing a split with those closest to him.
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By all accounts, it looks like members of his own family are supporting another candidate for president in 2024… even with all the opposition Trump is getting from outside—and it’s one of the most anti-Trump Republicans on record. That takes “the politics of personal destruction” to a whole different level.
If Charles Kushner’s name sounds familiar, it’s because his son, Jared Kushner, is Donald Trump’s son-in-law; he’s married to the pride of Trump’s life, his daughter Ivanka Trump.
The family has mostly kept their private disagreement out of the headlines… but The Horn News found out.
Charles Kushner held a fundraising brunch for Haley in New Jersey. Although Jared and Ivanka weren’t present, Charles must have made his guests’ tongues wag when he called Haley “the first woman president.”
Haley hasn’t said that she’ll run for president in 2024—but she also hasn’t said that she won’t.
She’s been one of Trump’s most consistent critics since he glided down that golden escalator to announce his presidential campaign in the summer of 2015.
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A few months later, the Republican Party brass tapped Haley to give the GOP response to Barack Obama’s last State of the Union address — but she attacked candidate Trump in the process.
“During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices,” Haley said, taking a dig at the billionaire candidate with no filter. “We must resist that temptation.”
She went on to say that Donald Trump is “everything a governor doesn’t want in a president.”
Trump, who could always hold his own, called Haley “weak on illegal immigration,” and revealed that “she certainly has no trouble asking me for campaign contributions.”
And she hasn’t taken a backward step this year. Haley has spent at least $2.4 million on digital ads and online outreach—something pundits say is a likely sign she’s running. She’s also stepped up her TV rhetoric, telling Vice President Kamala Harris she’s so embarrassing she should “resign.”
Haley has been a favorite of the Republican establishment–and sometimes the Democratic establishment–for years. They even started a move in 2020 for Trump to dump Vice President Mike Pence as his running mate and replace him with Haley. A group called “Democrats for Trump” wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal in 2019 called “Trump-Haley 2020.”
Democratic strategist Paul Begala—a close advisor and friend of the Clinton family—said Trump’s swapping Haley for Pence was “guaranteed.”
Haley has friends or advocates in Republican-turned-Democrat pundit Bill Kristol, New York Times writer Maggie Haberman, and even the Obamas’ old pal Oprah Winfrey.
And with Charles Kushner, the other grandpa in Ivanka Trump’s life. That’s going to be awkward—especially after all President Trump did for Kushner.
In December 2020, “Trump pardoned Charles Kushner, a Jewish businessman and philanthropist, for his 2005 conviction for fraud, tax evasion and witness tampering,” according to The Times of Israel. “Kushner’s crime, for which he served 14 months in prison, generated national headlines because it included paying a prostitute to seduce his brother-in-law.”
No good deed goes unpunished. Maybe Trump’s lead in the polls and fundraising will scare Haley off from running for president next year—and spare the Trumps from a nasty family feud.
Frank Holmes is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative who talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front.”