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Credit (or blame) this man for Donald Trump’s victory

Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, at a rally in New Hampshire the night before the election. (AP photo by Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, “is the biggest surprise of the 2016 election,” Google’s former CEO Eric Schmidt tells Forbes. “Best I can tell, he actually ran the campaign and did it with essentially no resources.”

Forbes writer Steven Bertoni’s interviews with Mr. Kushner, which was Mr. Kushner’s first about the Trump campaign, and with a dozen people around him, led Mr. Bertoni to an “inescapable” conclusion: “The quiet, enigmatic young mogul delivered the presidency to the most fame-hungry, bombastic candidate in American history.”

Mr. Kushner tipped the states that gave Mr. Trump the presidency, Mr. Bertoni writes, and in a “manner that will change the way future elections will be won and lost. … The traditional campaign is dead, another victim of the unfiltered democracy of the Web ~ and Kushner, more than anyone not named Donald Trump, killed it.”


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