Former President Donald Trump’s persistent grievances continue with each passing day away from the capital. Now, these complaints are driving away two of his closest aides — daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner.
At times, Trump spends several hours complaining about how the 2020 election was stolen. He also spends time talking about his return to national politics. According to 12 of Trump’s White House and former administration officials, as well as family, friends, and acquaintances who spoke to CNN, the gap between Trump and Ivanka and Kushner has been increasing by the week.
A huge part of the reason behind this growing distance is Trump’s inability to move on from the past. Trump has also started to question the role that his son-in-law has played in his presidential tenure. Kushner was one of the few individuals who stayed close to Trump throughout both Presidential campaigns.
Two acquaintances also revealed that Ivanka Trump is seeking a less complicated life; she has grappled with undoing the complications caused by her father and his aides at the White House. They stated that she’s having to walk a fine line between supporting her father and straying away from his lies about the election.
In the months leading up to Trump’s seasonal shift from residing at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, to a cottage at his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, Ivanka and Jared were rarely seen with the former President. A club-goer and family friend confirmed the absence of the couple and their three young children by stating that they were missing from the usual spring and summer events at Mar-a-Lago.
Post their departure from Washington, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner moved to a high-rise in Miami, as they wait for the construction of their mansion on a close-by private island. Kushner has also veered away from helping Trump plan a rally later this June and neither is he as involved with Trump’s endorsement decisions or public statements.