The Reason We Predict Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump Won’t Last Long at the White House
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
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.
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8. Jared’s messy business connections
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
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
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
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.
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4. Trump may be behind the couple’s eventual dismissal
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
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
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
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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