Are Ivanka & Jared Kushner really distancing themselves from Donald Trump?

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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner want the little people to know that they’re performatively “distancing” themselves from Donald Trump. That’s the whole point of this completely ridiculous and stupidly long CNN article, “Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner distance themselves from the former President and his constant complaints.” Basically, Donald Trump is sitting on his ass in the Mar-a-Lago bunker, prattling on and on about all the people who have turned on him. And Javanka just left Florida to go on a roadtrip. Both of them are still very much aligned with the Trump Criminal Syndicate, but this is just some fluffy PR to make us think that perhaps Javanka is worth saving. Some highlights:

All Bigly does is complain: Sometimes the former President complains for several hours about the “stolen” 2020 election. Other times, his frustrations emerge in fits and starts — more likely when he is discussing his hopeful return to national politics. And while he often has a rotating audience of cheering listeners, the gap between Trump and his daughter and son-in-law grows wider by the week, according to 12 former Trump White House officials, former administration officials, family friends, acquaintances and members of Trump’s team who spoke with CNN about changes to the former President’s current inner circle.

Ivanka is desperate to look less complicit: Ivanka Trump has also struggled to undo the entanglements caused by the years at her father’s side in the White House, as she seeks a less complicated life for her family, according to two acquaintances. They described her as having to walk a fine line between embracing her father and distancing herself from his election lies.

Javanka skipped out on the Florida bunker’s summer season: “They weren’t around for the usual spring and summer events at Mar-a-Lago,” says one clubgoer and family friend, noting the absence of Trump’s elder daughter and the couple’s three young children. Simultaneously, the disappearance of Kushner — once the ringleader of Trump’s policy operations — was also apparent. A person familiar with Kushner says there were visits from the Kushner/Trump family to Mar-a-Lago before Trump’s move North, but they were sparse, averaging once every three to four weeks. The physical distance between them was not far: after leaving Washington, Kushner and Ivanka Trump moved to a Miami high-rise to await the construction of their mansion on a nearby private island.

Jared’s role in the final months of the administration: “He was kind of like a parent who sticks around less and less each morning while they’re transitioning their kid to day care,” this person said. It wasn’t the distance that kept Kushner away, say those who know his thinking — it was the desire to be far from Trump’s constant stream of contempt, and the chorus of voices cheering him on.

Jared’s role in planning for Trump’s future: Kushner is not helping Trump cook up plans for a rally later this month, nor is he intensely involved with the former President’s endorsement decisions or frequent public statements, which, sans a social media presence, come via news releases from Trump’s leadership PAC, Save America — again, something Kushner has veered away from. Without input from his elder daughter and her husband, Trump is isolated from their influence, though the person close to Kushner does note he “still speaks on the phone” to the former President.

Trump is suspicious & jealous of Jared: Another source confirms there is jealousy from Trump about Kushner’s book, which a Kushner associate says was a “seven-figure deal” with Broadside Books, the conservative branch of mega-publisher HarperCollins. Trump, who has lately been helping with several journalists’ in-the-works books about his presidency, has yet to announce a deal of his own. “He’s always been suspicious of Jared,” this person said, noting that Trump has previously discounted Kushner’s role in some of the key policies he enacted as president.

[From CNN]

I remember during the 2016 campaign, how we heard stories about how Trump truly believed Jared Kushner was one of the smartest people he’d ever met. That still says a lot to me. And we all know how precious Ivanka is to him – she’s the only one he cares about. So I do think Trump has alienated Javanka or he’s suspicious of Jared specifically. But I also believe that much of this story is just window dressing – Javanka wanted people to think that they had a massive influence over Trump when it was convenient, and then they would distance themselves from Trump all the time when he was in office. Anyway, indictments are hopefully coming down and I can’t wait to see Ivanka in prison, with Jared on the run, depending on the kindness of despots and murderers.

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  1. Bess says:

    I don’t believe that they are distancing themselves from Donald at all. He still owns the GOP and they want to put themselves in position for one or both of them to run for office in the near future.

    • Mac says:

      I don’t believe it either. They are trying to play it both ways. Unfortunately for them, they lack the skill and cunning of the Conways to pull it off.

  2. Sofia says:

    If this is true, then they’re doing this because they may want to get back in with their NYC elite circles. However, if reports are to be believed, they were never really liked or accepted there in the first place and Javanka are considered too far gone (and that’s true tbh)

    • LillyfromLillooet says:

      THIS. Let us not forget that all of them are under investigation and I actually heard The Donald was holed up in NJ and slipping into his NYC office? Javanka may have friends in NYC but the are radioactive. Reservations at top restaurants, invitations to galas their friends are attending, serving on charity boards–NYC will close all of those to them, and Page Six will report it all. Same with Melania, which is at least one reason that she doesn’t leave her husband.

    • Lisa says:

      Still friends with Wendi Deng and the Jackmans tho

  3. Maddie says:

    Trying to slither back into the NYC high society’s good graces…

  4. Lexilla says:

    This is the Trump playbook. Talk out of three sides of your mouth so that every ignoramus sees something they want to see.

  5. MaryContrary says:

    Oh please: this is a blatant attempt (and shame on CNN) to basically whitewash their time at the WH and try and slither away from any possible legal entanglements. I don’t want to hear about these a-holes again unless they’re being indicted.

    • Beenie says:

      Seriously. Shame on CNN for downplaying their continued complicity.

    • Tanguerita says:

      The cynicism of the media has been perpetually exposed in the past months. There is no low the likes of Murdoch and Zucker won’t stoop to for ratings. They all miss Trump and would do anything to have him back.

      • Golly Gee says:

        Exactly! I wonder how much the reader/viewerships have dropped since Biden became president. Such a bunch of hypocrites. Criticizing and ridiculing him in their articles, but quietly thanking heaven for the material he provided.

  6. Becks1 says:

    To me, this seems to be about protecting their brand, but it’s way too late for that. And they’re obviously trying to walk the fine line of not alienating his supporters but trying to act like they’re “reasonable.”

    Also, I just don’t get the impression that any of his kids actually like him that much. I mean they liked him fine when he was president and they could use him to cover up their crimes and corruption, but besides that? He was useful to Jared and Ivanka and now he is no longer useful, so they’re out.

    • Truthiness says:

      Yep, no longer useful and they have to think about the prosecution ahead. Ivanka was questioned already and was quite disdainful over it. I think they want to pretend they had nothing to do with any of the financial dealings of Trump.

    • Golly Gee says:

      “ Also, I just don’t get the impression that any of his kids actually like him that much.”
      What’s to like? His only interest in them was to have them as an audience for his greatness, Or in what they could do for him. They were not allowed to be more successful than him or to have more attention than him. He set them in competition against each other. The only one he showed any affection for as far as I can tell is Ivanka. The reason that they play nice with him is that they all depend on him for jobs/income and they don’t want to do anything that will jeopardize their inheritance.

      • Merricat says:

        If Ivanka weren’t his daughter, he might be dating her, as he said not so long ago. God.

  7. Merricat says:

    I hear there’s some lovely real estate in the fiery pits of hell; they would fit right in.

  8. teehee says:

    If only to their own greedy purposes, then maybe yes. but how different can they ever be, even if they don’t associate with him? Not much.
    I can really see Jardes grinny little face thinking he can swindle people with more grace and subtelty and convincing Ivanka to affiliate less with her dad, to enable him to do so.

  9. Haylie says:

    For every terrible thing Trump did, Jarvanka were right by his side with support and participation.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      they were with him, joyfully watching the terrorists storm the Capitol, on January 6.

      LOCK. THEM. UP.

      • LightPurple says:

        Nagini wasn’t just watching, she tweeted support and then got into a twitter argument when she responded to someone criticizing her before she deleted the whole mess.

    • cassandra says:

      And if he were still in office (shudder) they’d be 100% behind him.

  10. Midge says:

    Trump thinks Jared is brilliant because Jared inherited the Kushner gene for ruthlessness. Trump respects a criminal mind with zero empathy or remorse.

    • Mumzy says:

      He also thinks McDonald’s cheeseburgers, washed down with Diet Coke, followed by two scoops of vanilla ice cream is primo dining. If I was ever praised by that man, I’d immediately go hide in a hole while planning drastic changes in my life.

      • Golly Gee says:

        Further proof of his unbelievable invincibility. That diet — if it had a heart —should’ve killed him by now.

  11. Louisa says:

    Everything this family does is transactional. When Trump being president could help them grift and con their way into making millions they were a “close” family. Now he is no use to them they want nothing to do with him. She is truly his daughter.

    • MF1 says:

      This ^. They don’t believe he’s going to get elected again in 2024, so they are cutting him loose. And I do think without their support, I do think he’ll have a *very* hard time running for president. He can get in front of a crowd and rile them up with racist speeches, but he needs someone to drive the organizational part of the campaign.

    • Lizzie Bathory says:

      Exactly. Jared & Ivanka both have separate, deeply personal reasons to despise Donald. The Javanka marriage is a business relationship & I’ve long believed part of it was to extract as much as possible from Donald before destroying him. And it probably would have worked out had he lost in 2016. But the scrutiny that came with their time in the White House means they’re all likely going down for decades of criminality.

    • lucy2 says:

      Yup. They’d all step on each other to make a buck or get something they want.
      They all belong in jail.

  12. Sophie says:

    I’d love to see him in an orange jumpsuit with his brow wax grown out all scraggly and no access to the face peels and luxe products that give his skin that waxy sheen.

  13. LightPurple says:

    Not believing a word of this story about the snake who claimed she was “just a daughter” as she illegally moved herself into a West Wing office, hired a huge staff at our expense, and helped herself to hundreds of millions of our tax dollars as she took lavish vacations and personal business trips, cut deals with China, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE to enrich herself further, ignored congressional subpoenas for her emails, sent out loud dog whistles in support of the Muslim ban and the child separation policy, advised Daddy to close pandemic preparedness units in 2018 so the money could be diverted to his useless Fence of Hatred, held countless events at the White House with no masks or social distancing during the height of the pandemic, and wrongly took credit for Carolyn Maloneys paid family leave program and FDR’s government cheese program.

    I don’t like Nagini. Nagini is evil. And she’s also setting up Jared for when she runs back to Daddy here. And they all come north in the summer. Mar a Lago closes.

  14. Robyn says:

    Lmao! You tried it though, Daughter Wife and Possessed Victorian Doll Boy.

  15. Justjj says:

    Look at Princess Nagini, desperately trying to cling to relevance and public sympathy before the oncoming hail of indictments. I.cannot.wait. Girl, bye.

  16. EnormousCoat says:

    They didn’t distance themselves when he was president and enacting policies that upheld/reinforced/reinstituted white supremacy, so as far as I’m concerned, they can both rot in hell (or with any luck, prison) right alongside him.
    They will never not be disgusting and they should be shunned until the day they leave this planet.

  17. Lizzie Bathory says:

    Not trying to thread-jack, but you know who I’m curious about? Melania. She’s as cold-blooded as all of them, but she famously did jack sh*t as FLOTUS. And she didn’t even move to DC until she had negotiated a better deal for herself & Barron. Her distance from all of it might have helped her avoid exposure to the whole criminal enterprise.

    I kind of feel like Mel is going to pull a Keyser Soze while the rest of the family catches indictments.

    • Justjj says:

      I agree. She was absolutely the Natasha to his Boris, but I think she distanced in herself in part as legal strategy, in addition to not giving a ruble.

    • EnormousCoat says:

      I think we need to explore how Melanoma the Louse got her Genius Visa.

  18. Marla Singer says:

    All scum. Always have been, always will be. They ALL belong in Jail.

  19. Carmen says:

    Trying to weasel their way back into NYC society. Forget it. It ain’t happening.

  20. Cheryl says:

    Transaction compliment. This narcissist throws the “brilliant” out only because he understands it as I dominate this man, own this man, control this man, and it’s my own brilliance that recognizes him. See the {subservient, lesser} brilliant people I arrange to work for me?

  21. Liz version 700 says:

    Not today Satan

  22. You Know Me says:

    Jail for one and all.

  23. Mel says:

    These two clowns are trying to rewrite their story like we all didn’t have a front row seat to their nonsense.

  24. Roo says:

    Given Human Ken Doll’s comments about letting NY go to hell during the worst parts of Covid last year, they have as much chance of slithering back into NY society as Trump does of wearing slim fit pants. And that’s before you count the coming indictments, trials, exposès, etc.

  25. Valerie says:

    If this is true: Too little, too late. They’re just hoping that they won’t get scooped up with the rest of her shitty family.

  26. The Recluse says:

    If Drumpf ran again they’d be right there next to him. Can’t believe anything those two say, except for those whispers about how Ivanka sees herself as president as well one day. Watch these two closely.

  27. Mary says:

    There is not enough soap in the world to wash off the stink of trump. Jared and Ivanka are tied to the lying, racist,sexist,con man,traitor forever.

  28. Elle says:

    They can try but we shouldn’t let them.

  29. Rise & Shine says:

    Nope, just no to them. One thing that has always been the constant and will always be the constant with Ivanka and Jared is that they will do what is best for them at the time. They will take others credit when things go well, and they will vanish when things go wrong. They absolutely are trying to get back into good graces in NYC, think they are around here now. And they are well, sneaky and have a huge PR team. Not sure where I heard it but people that know them believe it, I do,…they may even be worse than Trump himself (YIKES) because he just wants the show, they want ultimate power and never enough money, hearts of stone. We can not give them a pass. No, just no. P.S. have you all checked out Noel Casler? He has podcasts etc. Look him up, he knows the truth about everything, just like Michael Cohen, and he speaks up. Ivanka and Jared have always been in it, and always will. Despicable. As far as NYC indictments coming, no comment, we shall see :-) .