According to a source familiar with the call, Jared appealed to his friendship with Mack—"I am a really good person," he insisted—and asked him to accept a substantial write-down of the loan. He had been unhappy with some aspects of how the Kushners managed the building, and, as he reminded Jared, he had a fiduciary responsibility to his investors. According to the source, he began shouting into the phone, "I've been working my ass off! "I don't know who the hell you think you're talking to," he said, and hung up the phone.Jared was just twenty-six when he bought the thirty-nine-story tower at 666 Fifth Avenue for a record

According to a source familiar with the call, Jared appealed to his friendship with Mack—"I am a really good person," he insisted—and asked him to accept a substantial write-down of the loan. He had been unhappy with some aspects of how the Kushners managed the building, and, as he reminded Jared, he had a fiduciary responsibility to his investors. According to the source, he began shouting into the phone, "I've been working my ass off! "I don't know who the hell you think you're talking to," he said, and hung up the phone.Jared was just twenty-six when he bought the thirty-nine-story tower at 666 Fifth Avenue for a record $1.8 billion.

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According to a source familiar with the call, Jared appealed to his friendship with Mack—"I am a really good person," he insisted—and asked him to accept a substantial write-down of the loan. He had been unhappy with some aspects of how the Kushners managed the building, and, as he reminded Jared, he had a fiduciary responsibility to his investors. According to the source, he began shouting into the phone, "I've been working my ass off! "I don't know who the hell you think you're talking to," he said, and hung up the phone.

Jared was just twenty-six when he bought the thirty-nine-story tower at 666 Fifth Avenue for a record $1.8 billion.

.8 billion.

"If the tip he'd given me had checked out, it would have been a good story," she wrote.

"So I agreed to put a reporter on the story." She gave the assignment to Dan Geiger, the 's real estate beat reporter.

Mack, who is forty-nine, remained dimly aware that Jared had not forgotten their disagreement, but it was not until this past summer, when Elizabeth Spiers, a former editor of the , wrote on her website about what she called "the Big Dick Mack Story," that he realized the extent of Jared's lingering animosity.

Spiers wrote that during her tenure as editor, in 20, Kushner had pushed for a hit piece on Mack.

"Jared insisted that it was a reporting problem," she wrote in the blog post.

To humor her boss, Spiers assigned a second reporter to the story.

It was Jared who helped prepare Trump for an appearance before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in March, and Jared who helped broker a truce with Fox News when Trump fought with Megyn Kelly, the network's star anchor.

After Trump fired Corey Lewandowski, his campaign manager, in June, it was reported that Ivanka had demanded Lewandowski's dismissal for trying to marginalize Jared's influence.

Much as Trump's renovation of the Grand Hyatt hotel three decades earlier had carried his family's real estate empire across the East River from Queens, Jared's purchase of 666 Fifth Avenue, just three blocks from Trump's own trophy skyscraper, was an unmissable sign of the Kushners' arrival in Manhattan.

By the time he spoke to Mack in 2011, Jared and his younger brother, Josh, had established a social and business beachhead in New York.

And yet for all that Jared has helped Trump, there is a sense among Jared's friends and business associates that he sees the gold-plated vision of a Trump White House as the ultimate step in a carefully plotted ascent to redemption, one that began when his father's scandal tarnished the family name.