The Reason We Predict Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump Won’t Last Long at the White House

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s White House careers may be short-lived, as the president’s daughter and son-in-law could be next on the chopping block.

The bloom is off the rose as Jared’s recent downgraded security clearance and the couple’s icy relationship with Trump’s chief of staff point to their eventual exits. What is the final straw that could lead to the pair’s dismissal? No. 4 may be the biggest smoking gun.

9. Security clearance problems

Jared Kushner

Kushner has had his security clearance reduced. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Trump tapped his son-in-law to be a leading aide, but Jared lost his top-secret security clearance due to shady business dealings, according to the The New York Times. He can now only view limited documentation, making his role less useful for Trump.

As for Ivanka, CNN reports that her security credentials are on hold as the FBI investigates her international business deals.

Next: Jared’s business connections are problematic.

8. Jared’s messy business connections

Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner

Kushner’s business dealings may not entirely be on the up-and-up. | Ivanka Trump via Twitter

The New York Times reports that the president is frustrated with the investigation into Jared’s family real estate company. Plus, four separate heads of state have discussed ways to exploit Jared’s vulnerable business position to their advantage.

Next: Ivanka is in the middle of her father’s sexual indiscretions.

7. Ivanka sometimes disagrees with Trump

The first daughter sometimes disagrees with her father. | Scott Olson/Getty Images

Ivanka recently defended her father’s sexual misconduct allegations, even though she’s spoken against him in the past. After the Access Hollywood tape release, Ivanka said her father’s actions were “offensive” and “crude.” Plus, Ivanka also spoke out against Roy Moore, despite her father’s endorsement.

Next: Trump’s chief of staff wants the couple to leave.

6. Tensions grow between John Kelly and the couple

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner (L), chief of staff John Kelly (C) and staf secretary Rob Porter look on after US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation

Jared Kushner, John Kelly, and Rob Porter | Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Chief of Staff John Kelly wants Jared and Ivanka out too. Kelly recently pondered the couple’s role at the White House and reportedly views them as freelancers. Kelly is also annoyed that the couple often changes Trump’s mind at the last minute.

Next: Everybody has a breaking point

5. Feeling the pressure too much

Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, and two of their children

The Kushner family is under pressure. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Things really began to take a turn for the worse for Kushner and Ivanka in early 2018. Special Counsel Robert Mueller has set his sights on the couple, specifically looking into Kushner’s family business. His business won around $500 million in financing from two U.S. firms after he met with them at the White House. Government and private business don’t really go together, but apparently, the Trumps don’t know that.

Ivanka’s business dealings have also put Mueller on alert. She was once the head of his hotels, and recently, the FBI has been looking into the negotiations and financing surrounding the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver. The hotel opened just one month after Trump took office in 2017. A Russian-Canadian developer built the hotel.

Next: This is the biggest reason why they might be done soon.

4. Trump may be behind the couple’s eventual dismissal

Trump signs bills

Will Kushner be the next person in this photo to leave the White House? | Thew-Pool/Getty Images

According to The New York Times, Trump may be working behind the scenes to move Jared and Ivanka out of the West Wing. Trump says the couple should have never come to D.C. and even asked Kelly to help move them out, according to White House aides.

However, Trump still publicly touts his daughter and son-in-law’s position. In February 2018, he said of Jared: “I think he’s been treated very unfairly.” He added: “He’s a high-quality person.”

Next: Trump’s high hopes for Jared are now soured.

3. Jared bit off more than he could chew

Kushner and Trump

Trump put Kushner in charge of major projects. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Believe it or not, some of Jared’s roles include solving the opioid crisis, achieving peace in the Middle East, and restructuring the government. Unfortunately, his limited experience and knowledge put him at a disadvantage even before he set foot inside the White House. This may have set him up for failure right from the start.

Next: Staff doesn’t want them there either.

2. White House staffers are over Jared and Ivanka

Trump with members of his Cabinet and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the White House

Staffers are sick of the couple. | Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images

The president’s favoritism toward the couple weighs heavily on staffers, who are often targets of Trump’s tirades. While heads roll in the Oval Office, Ivanka and Jared appear to have immunity, Vanity Fair reports. The couple is also known for being vindictive as chatter mounts about the couple’s longevity.

Next: Their boat is taking on too much water.

1. Enemies on all sides

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump make their way across the South Lawn

They haven’t made a ton of friends. | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

It’s no secret that Kushner and his wife haven’t exactly made a ton of friends in Washington. In fact, Kushner is starting to believe that everyone is out to get him.

CNN reports: “Kushner also feels that he has come under fire from his own West Wing colleagues recently, with the notion that everyone is out to get him.” Apparently, he’s distraught over Kelly’s decision to overhaul the security clearance process. He feels as though it’s a direct stab at him.

Additional reporting by Aramide Tinubu.

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