The American dream, as seen through Kushner and Trump families

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President Donald Trump speaks with Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner following the G20 Women’s Empowerment Event in Osaka, Japan. Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead.

Both the Kushner and Trump families are descendents of European immigrants who found success in the United States. They both built real estate empires, and peddled their millions in the machine politics of New York and New Jersey. Now they atop the U.S. government as arguably the two most powerful families in the world. 

Andrea Bernstein chronicles all of this in her new book called “American Oligarchs: The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power.”


The cover of “American Oligarchs.” Credit: W. W. Norton & Company.
Credits

Guest:
Andrea Bernstein - WNYC and co-host of the “Trump, Inc” podcast - @AndreaWNYC

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Angie Perrin