Disgruntled Donald Trump driving away Ivanka, Jared Kushner: Report
Trump’s complaints about the 2020 elections are seemingly eroding his relations with this daughter and son-in-law
He has started questioning Kushner's role in his presidential legacy
Ivanka is looking for a quieter life for her family and is distancing herself from the former president
Donald Trump’s election defeat to Joe Biden is still fresh on the former president’s mind. And his constant harping on the past is seemingly why two of his closest people are distancing themselves from him, his daughter Ivanka and her son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Trump’s complaints about the “stolen” 2020 elections are usually patiently heard by a group of supporters, but it is slowly eroding his relations with his daughter and son-in-law. That is according to 12 former White House officials, former administration officials, friends and acquaintances and members of Trump’s team who spoke with CNN.
The 75-year-old has also started questioning what role Kushner, one of his closest allies during his presidential stint, in his presidential legacy. A person who spoke with the former president recently said Trump complained about Kushner’s recent ‘seven-figure’ book deal, which he thinks his son-in-law will use to take credit for his achievements.
Meanwhile, Ivanka is looking for a quieter life for her family and is struggling to undo the complications of staying by her father’s side during his White House tenure, according to two acquaintances.
After staying close to him for nearly five-and-a-half-years, Ivanka and Kushner have hardly been seen with Trump in the months ahead of his switch between living at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida and at his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
“They weren't around for the usual spring and summer events at Mar-a-Lago,” a family friend said about Ivanka, Kushner and their three children.
Another person close to Kushner said that there were visits from the couple to Mar-a-Lago before Trump moved to New Jersey, but noted they were sparse – once every three or four weeks. And since leaving Washington, the two have lived in Miami.
People familiar with the developments have said that Kushner wants to stay away from Trump's constant stream of contempt and chorus of cheerleaders. Kushner is also not going to help Trump plan a rally later this month, nor is he too involved in his endorsement decisions or public statements.
He has also stayed away from Trump political action committee (PAC) Save America. “He's always been suspicious of Jared,” the source said.