After a mob stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, a top aide to Ivanka Trump and presidential adviser Hope Hicks fumed about tweets posted by supermodel Karlie Kloss, the wife of Jared Kushner’s brother.

After the riot, Kloss took to Twitter to write: “Accepting the results of a legitimate democratic election is patriotic. Refusing to do so and inciting violence is anti-American.” She also responded to a Twitter user who encouraged her to “tell your sister-in-law and brother-[in]-law” by replying, “I’ve tried.”

That’s according to text messages released by the House’s Jan. 6 committee which also reveal the aide, Julie Radford, and Hicks were worried that the insurrection would destroy their reputations. The newly released texts show that Hicks flagged the Kloss tweets for Radford, who responded, “Unreal. She just called me about it.”Hicks then texted back: “I am so done” and added, “Does she get how royally fucked they all are now?”

“And all of us that didn’t have jobs lined up will be perpetually unemployed,” she continued. “I’m so mad and upset. We all look like domestic terrorists now.” Radford wrote that she’d “been crying for an hour.” “God, I’m so fucking mad,” she wrote.

Hicks and Radford also fretted that they would face fallout from the deadly Capitol riots. “In one day, he ended every future opportunity that doesn’t include speaking engagements at the local proud boy’s chapter,” Hicks wrote, apparently referring to lame-duck President Trump.

The text messages between Hicks and Radford are just a tiny part of a trove of documents obtained by the House committee, which recently made many of the documents public. Radford and an agent for Kloss could not be reached for comment on Sunday night.

Radford, who was Ivanka’s chief of staff, said the backlash was underway. “Visa also sent me a blow-off email today. Already,” she said. “Not being dramatic, but we are all fucked,” Hicks fired back while privately admitting Trump White House official Alyssa Farah Griffin’s resignation made her look like a “genius.”


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