Hours after Trump berated the media in a chaotic news conference, The Wall Street Journal’s Keach Hagey and Damian Paletta reported on a meeting Kushner recently had with a senior executive at CNN’s parent company, Time Warner, in which the White House adviser aired some grievances.
Kushner reportedly complained to Gary Ginsberg, Time Warner’s executive vice president of corporate marketing and communications, about CNN’s coverage of the president and specifically referred to taking issue with Navarro and fellow contributor Van Jones, according to WSJ.
“Mr. Kushner has taken issue with specific CNN contributors including Van Jones, a Democrat who served in the Obama administration, and Ana Navarro, a Republican strategist, who have each criticized Mr. Trump in harsh terms, the people familiar with the matter said.”
Navarro quickly responded to the article on Twitter, mocking Kushner for behaving like a baby.
Navarro’s fiery criticism of Trump has been making headlines since the campaign season, when she called out then-candidate Trump for his racist comments. Most recently, she shut down a Trump supporter during a segment about the president’s ties to Russia.
CNN has stood by its coverage and its staff of journalists and contributors, even as the president has repeatedly attacked the network as “fake news.”