President Trump is becoming exceedingly frustrated with the advice given to him by Jared Kushner, his son-in-law who is also a top White House adviser.
Vanity Fair is reporting that Trump, when speaking on the phone to former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, pointed a finger at Kushner and blamed him for decisions like firing National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and FBI Director James Comey.
Trump's decision to ax Comey in May led directly to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who indicted three Trump associates on Monday, according to Daily Mail.
When Trump spoke this week to Roger Stone, the longtime GOP political strategist who urged the president to run, the president didn't disagree when Stone told him Kushner had given him bad advice.
Trump, instead, agreed, an unnamed source familiar with the conversation told Vanity Fair.
Sam Nunberg, who works under Stone and briefly worked for Trump's campaign, then criticized Kushner on the record.
"Jared is the worst political adviser in the White House in modern history," Nunberg said.
"I'm only saying publicly what everyone says behind the scenes at Fox News, in conservative media, and the Senate and Congress."
The White House did not respond to Vanity Fair's request for comment.
To DailyMail.com, Nunberg issued an additional warning.
"If Trump pardons Jared, Trump won't be the 2020 nominee," he said in an email.
As the Kushner report was coming out, Trump called the New York Times Wednesday afternoon and told reporters Maggie Haberman and Peter Baker that, "I'm actually not angry at anybody."
Beyond Vanity Fair's reporting, Trump has been portrayed as "seething" over the indictments of three associates, his former Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort, Manafort's deputy Rick Gates and an unpaid foreign policy adviser, George Papadopolous.
According to several news outlets, Trump spent Monday morning watching Manafort turn himself in on a television in the residence.
The Washington Post reported that Trump was late that day getting to the Oval Office, leaving aides worried.
Countering that storyline, Trump told the Times, "I'm in the office early and leave late; it's very smooth."
"Honestly," the president said. "I'm really enjoying it."