Is Jared Kushner behind Trump's poll loss? POTUS aides start blame game: 'Only constant in campaign was him'
'The expectation was the campaign would be beaten by a large margin and, thanks to the infrastructure Jared set up, it came down to a few thousand votes in a few states,' an official said
After President Donald Trump lost the re-election bid, a blame game soon followed which resulted in the POTUS son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to be the victim. Trump's daughter Ivanka's husband, Jared, serves as a senior adviser in the White House. He is also the de facto chief of staff, keeper of the president's moods, front man on the Middle East, coordinator on the coronavirus plus the brains behind the re-election effort. Jared made it clear from the beginning that he had been involved in all major campaign decisions when it came to securing the president a second term. Brad Parscale, the former campaign manager, who ran the campaign in the early days, reported to Kushner and was a loyalist to the president's son-in-law.
Kushner is a constant presence at the president's side, from accompanying Trump in his two-day, seven-state, 10-rally campaign swing to being with him on the election day and joining him on a visit to campaign headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. "The only constant in this campaign, from Day One, to the very last day, was Kushner," a Trump ally told The Washington Post. "So if the president wins, Kushner deserves credit, but if he loses, Kushner deserves the blame." A senior administration official defended Kushner's work, saying without it the result from the 2020 contest would be much worse. “The expectation was the campaign would be beaten by a large margin and, thanks to the infrastructure Jared set up, it came down to a few thousand votes in a few states," the official told DailyMail.com.
The news of Trump's poll defeat broke and Joe Biden was announced the 46th president of the US on Saturday, November 7. In Biden’s presidency, Kamala Harris will be the vice-president, the first woman and person of color in the US history to take that position. When asked if Trump would attend Biden’s swearing-in, former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said everyone around him is saying “no”. “Everybody says that he will not do that, and that he's going to break every norm and he's going to break every tradition. And he hasn't gotten along with the past presidents. He didn't go to John McCain's funeral. He didn't go to George Herbert Walker Bush's funeral," said Scaramucci.
Jared was an American real estate developer and a multi-millionaire having a net worth of $800 million. He is featured on one of the episodes of 'Dirty Money' Season 2 on Netflix. Kushner's political career began when Trump started to seriously consider running for office. When Trump's campaign began in full swing, Jared was one of its most involved managers. He was especially involved in Trump's digital presence. When Trump won the election, Kushner was granted a high-level security clearance, and he continued to play a major role in the administration. Eventually, he was given the title of Senior Advisor to the President.
Kushner also owns a tech startup, Cadre. He and his brother, Joshua Kushner, co-founded the company in 2014 and it was worth $25 million at a minimum in 2018, compared to a minimum of $5 million in 2017, AP reported. Kushner is now selling his stake in Cadre, The New York Times reported on March 5, 2020. In 2009, Jared married Ivanka in a Jewish ceremony, and Ivanka subsequently converted to Judaism. The couple has three children together.