Report: Jared Kushner told CNN to fire 20% of its staff

Jared Kushner reportedly asked CNN to fire some of its staff after the election. Photo: Susan Walsh / AP

Jared Kushner met Gary Ginsberg, a Time Warner executive vice president, early this year and told him CNN should fire 20% of its staff because they were so wrong in their analysis of the election and how it would turn out, the Wall Street Journal's Amol Sharma reports on B1:

"A White House official said Mr. Kushner didn't intend the comment to be taken seriously, and was simply trying to make a point."

But: "Inside Time Warner, it wasn't taken lightly."