While Donald Trump planned his appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference last week and a larger, more robust plan to return to politics as a ubiquitous disruptor, one person was conspicuously absent. from the confab.
Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, in particular was not on the list of advisors who assisted the former president. Kushner, who had previously served as chief adviser and micromanager with far-reaching responsibilities and had virtual carte blanche, was excluded, for example by several people who worked closely with Kushner in the White House or who are familiar with his thinking and they told CNN in the background in order to maintain relationships.
“Right now, he’s just quit politics,” says one person, echoing the mindset of Kushner’s wife, Ivanka Trump, who is so beyond the political bubble that she told friends and colleagues recently not to say anything to that. do with Washington.
Given Trump’s election loss and current out-of-power position, Kushner’s absence from the consequences follow a pattern that critics have previously pointed out: being there for wins and MIA from losses. A person with close ties to Kushner told CNN that Trump’s son-in-law is enjoying “some much-needed time with his family” and his retirement is unrelated to the ebb and flow of the former president’s popularity. .
During the administration, Kushner was more than happy to speak on behalf of the moments that went well for the White House – but also …