Mr Kushner became a target of the far-right news site amid reports of a fierce West Wing feud between himself and Stephen Bannon – Breitbart’s former executive chairman who is now Donald Trump’s Chief Strategist.
Breitbart, a publication Mr Bannon has described as “the platform for the alt-right”, published three critical articles about Mr Kushner and plugged them on their homepage last week.
According to Business Insider, top editors at Breitbart have now instructed their journalists to stop criticising Mr Kushner, the husband of Mr Trump’s daughter Ivanka, in their articles.
Breitbart had softened their attacks on Mr Kushner as of Tuesday, with no stories about him on the entirety of their homepage.
Breitbart has denied suggestions they told their staff not to be critical of Mr Kushner, saying it was “an absurd suggestion that Breitbart would muzzle critical coverage of any senior White House official.”
Mr Bannon, the purported ideologue behind Mr Trump’s populism, resigned from Breitbart News in November and has claimed he no longer has any editorial involvement with the publication. The Trump aide took the reigns of the site around four years ago, transforming the agenda from ultra-conservatism to anti-establishment, anti-immigrant, nationalist and overtly pro-Trump during the presidential election.
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