During the meeting with interns, Kushner additionally touched on the issue of brokering a peace deal in the Middle East — a task given to him by Trump.
In audio obtained by Wired, Kushner talked at length about how he’s been approaching the role, saying it’s a very “emotionally charged situation” that he’s tried to read and to meet with many people about.
“Everyone finds an issue, that, ‘You have to understand what they did then’ and ‘You have to understand that they did this.’ But how does that help us get peace? Let’s not focus on that. We don’t want a history lesson. We’ve read enough books. Let’s focus on how do you come up with a conclusion to the situation,” he said.