Not many people are huge fans of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. From their self-serving tactics to their overall shadiness and phoniness, they do not rub the average person the right way. Ivanka’s clothing line has taken a nose dive since her father took office, and Jared has been caught up in scandal after scandal.
Apparently, Ivanka and Jared realize that serving President Trump is not doing much for them, but is farther making them fail. According to a new report, the pair is planning a way to leave the White House for good, although it may be far too late to save their tattered reputations.
The hopes for the couple as they joined the White House staff was that they could possibly be a moderating influence on the president, but their time in the limelight has done nothing but expose both the professional and personal limitations that the duo carries, that impede them as they work within the White House.
A veteran Washington insider told Vanity Fair that Kushner and Trump do not have the self-awareness to merely sit on the sidelines, at least until they fully learn the things they don’t know about being in a position of power and influence and do not seem to realize they are not doing any real work within Washington. He stated:
‘What is off-putting about them is they do not grasp their essential irrelevance. They think they are special.’
It isn’t as though Jared and Ivanka don’t reap some rewards from their position among high ranking officials in the White House. However, many West Wing advisers take to mocking Ivanka behind her back, referring to her as “princess royal.”
The Washington veteran had more to say on the relationship between Trump, his daughter, and his son-in-law, claiming that Trump is emotionally dependent on the pair, and their main purpose is to make him feel better about himself, stating:
‘Trump is emotionally dependent on his son-in-law and his daughter, but they can’t do anything for him. All they can do is make him feel better about what his life has come to.’
The couple, who probably expected to be welcomed with open arms in Washington, have been sorely disappointed, as many people don’t really even understand the role that the two undertake. In addition to a less than warm welcome in Washington, the couple has lost many friends within elite circles back in New York City.
One former friend of Ivanka and Jared said that he believes that Kushner has left all of his friends behind, instead trading up to those in more high powered positions, including other administration officials in the White House, and even Saudi royalty. The former friend told Vanity Fair:
‘I haven’t had anything to do with them since they moved, and it is because the day that man gave an inaugural speech, what am I going to say? What the f*ck is wrong with you?’
It was suggested by sources to Vanity Fair that Jared and Ivanka intend to take leave from the White House at the end of the school year in 2018. One of their friends, however, said that the couple has not been planning that far into the future. One influential Republican donor said:
‘When they decide it’s more important to protect their own and their children’s reputations than it is to defend their indefensible father’s, that’s a sign the end is near.’
Ivanka often times reiterates that she did not ask for this life, begging the question, does she really want it anymore? She is not wrong, as much as she may have signed up for her role within the White House, it was hard to imagine that Donald Trump’s presidency would be the total dumpster fire that it is. It would ultimately not be that surprising if the rumors are true, and Jared and Ivanka decide to cut their losses and leave the White House in the near future.
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