Having some trouble with Curl and WJT

Im trying to use curl to obtain a WJT/Bearer Token. But I keep getting a parse error. I have looked over my syntax and so have a few others of mine but I thought I might give this place a shot. My command line is : TOKEN=(curl -s -X POST -H 'Accept: application/json' -H 'Accept: application/json' --data "{"username":"username","password":"password","rememberMe":false}" http://webisite.website/api/authenticate | jq -r '.id_token') The error: Parse Error: invalid numeric literal line 1 column 10. I did some tinkering with the command and it seems to have the problem with the ‘.id_token’ is there any alternative that I could use or a work-around ?