Axios: Jared Kushner & Ivanka Trump are making an effort to ‘stay in their lane’

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Javanka – Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump – are at an all-time low when it comes to influence, power and public relations. Granted, they never had that much actual power to begin with. It was all a glossy illusion, the plastic facade, the fascistic baby whispers, the fact that Jared seems to actually be an utter moron. The worm turned on Javanka within weeks of the inauguration, honestly. But over the past few months especially, it’s gotten really bad for them. There are near constant headlines about how they’re worthless and despised within the White House. Republican leaders don’t give a sh-t about Ivanka’s stupid “drop-bys” during her father’s meetings. And even Ivanka is desperate to lower expectations about what, exactly, she does as senior advisor to the president. Like, people want her to “influence” her father now? SHOCKING. Anyway, Axios has a story about how Javanka are probably not long for the White House. Then just pack up your private email accounts and go!

With increasing legal and practical questions about their presence in the West Wing, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are trying to remain viable by shrinking their purview and making more of an effort to “stay in their lane,” associates tell us.

Why it matters: Both are formal White House officials, and their presence creates periodic confusion and resentment — for some, a reminder of why nepotism isn’t a good idea. White House Counsel Don McGahn has vented to friends about the complications of having the couple in-house. Ian Bremmer, president of the Eurasia Group, reported to clients after the UN General Assembly that he had heard from three separate international sources that on-thin-ice SecState Rex Tillerson has taken to calling them “the royal family.” Kushner was interviewed on Capitol Hill about his Russia contacts during the campaign, and was involved in many of the matters that special counsel Bob Mueller is probing. Kushner supported the firing of FBI Director Jim Comey, seen by many Trump allies as a disastrous decision.

The couple’s friends say they expect them to stay for now, although they never planned to stay all four years. Both see themselves as under constant attack, as a way to get at the president. In the chaotic early days of the administration, “Javanka” — as Steve Bannon derisively called them — were involved in almost everything, from personnel to presidential statements. But now — with the departures of Bannon and Reince Priebus, and the stricter processes put in place by the new chief of staff, Gen. John Kelly — colleagues say they are sticking more closely to their formal portfolios.

Under Kelly, “they understand now that they don’t have to take on those responsibilities,” a colleague said. “Now there are proper channels, and they’re just doing what they’re supposed to be doing.”

Be smart: As Mueller begins interviewing White House staff and the West Wing becomes increasingly consumed with what he’s going to decide, New York may start to look tempting to the couple. One possible exit strategy: Trump, who has called Ivanka “Honey” and “Baby” in public and is protective of her internally, could say she has paid too high a price for him, and should return to her own life.

[From Axios]

Ha, it would be fitting if Javanka left town because Donald Trump wanted everything perfect for his precious Ivanka. Like, Trump honestly feels sorry for Ivanka. He doesn’t feel sorry for anyone other than himself… and Ivanka. Poor Ivanka, having to deal with so much criticism. Poor precious princess, having to “work” and “be accountable” to people other than her daddy. Trump feels sorrier for Ivanka than he does for Puerto Ricans, that is clear. As for Javanka “staying in their lane”… my guess is that General Kelly has basically ordered both of them to stop sticking their noses into everything and trying to “participate.” Plus, it feels certain that Jared is one of the big targets of Mueller’s investigation, correct?

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  1. adastraperaspera says:

    Their lane is prison.

  2. CynicalAnn says:

    “Stay in their own lanes”: her father gave them both carte blanche to do EVERYTHING. From business to solving the Middle East issues to meeting with every world leader that comes through. What exactly would their “own lane” consist of? Pack your kids up and head back to NYC to run your family businesses instead of assisting in screwing up our country.

    • Des says:

      oh yeah, how’s that middle east peace process going, Jared? Another couple weeks oughta fix it, d’you think?

    • minx says:

      Yeah, they’re “doing what they are supposed to be doing?” And WTF is that?

    • Esmom says:

      Exactly. If they truly were staying in their lanes, they wouldn’t be in the White House at all. It’s not where the daughter and son in law of the POTUS belong.

  3. grabbyhands says:

    Unfortunately, the bar for staying in their lane has been set so low, it barely matters.

    Let’s be real, they’re laying low trying to save their own asses. Any benefit to 45 is coincidental. Although I would love to see how that monster would crumble if his precious daughter wife threw him under the bus, which I think she would if it came right down to it. They all learned from him about thinking of themselves first and loyalty in that family is illusory at best.

  4. Radley says:

    The fact that they will eventually go down in flames is comforting. Incompetent, arrogant, elitist, wrecks. The gall of them to think they could sashay into the WH and what? Charm people into cooperation? Ha. Use some smart-ish sounding nonsense speech to confound people into capitulation? Yeah right.

    I hope they know that we know the Emperor and Empress have no clothes. They’re nothing without that inherited wealth.

    • Elkie says:

      Come on now, Ivanka has an undisputable talent for ripping off other designers. She could walk into a job at Forever 21…

      • lightpurple says:

        Not just designers. Last week she ripped off a STEM education program from the Obama administration, slapped her stinky name all over it, and did multiple photo-ops but won’t reveal what other education programs were cut to pay for it. Congress refused to fund it during the Obama administration, Congress has not released additional funds for it during the Trump administration, so Nagini and Dolores Umbridge cut something else, like school libraries or special ed art or something to fund Nagini’s pet stolen project.

  5. Tiffany says:

    I am shocked that they are still sticking together. Just how much trouble are they in to not roll on each other at this point.

  6. Jayna says:

    I have to laugh. when I read the deplorables’ comments on certain sites. They want the two “New York libs” out and to let Trump get down to the Steve Bannon way of running the country. So it’s not like all of the Trump base likes them either. I guess a certain faction of the base likes them maybe or puts up with them, but not the alt-right part.

    • CynicalAnn says:

      And the crazy thing is that despite them being NY libs (allegedly) they have supported every thing Trump has done playing to his base. They don’t seem remotely “liberal.”

  7. Nina says:

    You know…I wonder what will happen when Ivanka starts to get old and is no longer ‘hot’, as gross as that is to imagine. Will she still be his favorite or will he lose interest in her just as he loses interest in every other woman around the time they hit 40?

  8. Who ARE These People? says:

    You know, I never took a good look at Jared but he’s about as plastic, plucked and dyed as Ivanka, isn’t he? Love the way he’s checking The Hair …

    • AnnaKist says:

      Hahaha! I had to scroll back up and take another look! You’re right. He looks more like Ken than Ken does.

      And this pair should go to jail. Go directly to jail. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200.

  9. lightpurple says:

    “Both see themselves as under constant attack, as a way to get at the president.” Oh, please! That is Princess Nagini the Corrupt of the Most Sacred Horcruxed Vagina’s main purpose in life. She is THE way to get at the President and you have to give her what she wants, bribe her, to get that access. That’s why she keeps popping up at international meetings and foreign leaders like Merkel and Trudeau and Xi Jinping put up with her. If they don’t tolerate her, Daddy won’t talk to them.

    “they are sticking more closely to their formal portfolios”

    And what would those be? Nagini, despite no background in STEM or education, is pushing herself all over the CE world. She also has no background in international affairs but keeps popping up at international summits to make a fool of herself and us. She’ll be wasting our money on a trip to India this month and brother Eric let it slip that she ordered the Syria bombing. No experience in healthcare but there she was partying with Diane Black, Steve Scalise, and Paul Ryan as they celebrated the House passage of TrumpCare in the Rose Garden and made speeches about how happy they all were to gut women’s health care completely in the process of overturning the ACA. Big smile on her face. No experience or training in military or veterans affairs yet she hauled in a bunch of military spouses for a photo op last month & is now promoting some event she and Kellyanne will attend on a base next month. She’s all over the place. So, what is her portfolio? What is her lane? And how soon can we throw her in prison?

    • Esmom says:

      As per my comment above, her lane is nowhere near the White House. As long as they’re there, she and Jared are decidedly not staying in their lanes.

  10. Heidi says:

    Her lane is demonstrating to the fanbase what a REAL woman is supposed to look like these days: fake sexy shallow arm candy.

    What we do NOT want is someone like that pushy mayor from Puerto Rico: hard-working, competent, natural, outspoken, and, worst of all – not even wearing high heels. Gross. This woman probably does not even apply make-up – letting herself go, just because it got a little wet. What a poor role model for an aspiring fascist’s wife.