According to individuals familiar with the plan, Jared Kushner, a prominent adviser to former President Donald Trump, is ready to launch an investment firm in the next months, which will keep him out of politics for the time being.
Kushner, the former CEO of Kushner Companies and a top adviser to former Republican President Donald Trump in the White House, is close to starting Affinity Partners, a Miami-based investment firm.
According to two sources briefed on the idea, Kushner, who is married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump, is also planning to build an office in Israel to pursue regional projects to connect Israel’s economy with India, North Africa, and the Gulf.
The sources said the firm was still in the planning stages and did not have any information about potential investors.
Kushner has spent the previous six months in Miami with his family, penning a book on his time in the White House that will be released early next year.
During a six-month period, last year, Kushner assisted in the negotiations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco. He also assisted in the negotiations of a new trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
According to the sources, Kushner stays close to his father-in-law, but by returning to the private sector, he is moving away from politics for the time being.
The Republican Party has been split over Trump’s bogus assertions that he defeated Democrat Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election, as well as the violent attacks on the US Capitol by Trump supporters on Jan. 6.
It was recently revealed that Trump felt “used” by his son-in-law as he and Ivanka have worked to distance themselves from him since he exited the White House.
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“It sounds like Jared and Ivanka are trying to treat Trump as the coffee boy. I never thought I would see that day,” said correspondent Jim Acosta while speaking with Anderson Cooper on “Anderson Cooper 360. “I did talk to a long-time Trump adviser today who said, you know what, Trump feels used by Jared Kushner. There’s a twist, Anderson, that I don’t know if we would ever see — Trump feeling used in all of this.”
“Listen, as for Jared and Ivanka trying to distance themselves, keep in mind, I don’t want to go over all of the histories in the last four years, but Jared was in charge of Middle East peace in the Trump administration. He had a heavy hand in the COVID response. He was working on, you know, the border wall. He was a campaign adviser and so on. There’s no rehab tour. There’s no PR spinning. There’s no separation that can be put in place between Trump and Jared and Ivanka that is going to wash the blood of January 6th off of their designer suits. It’s just not going to happen. And I think Jared and Ivanka can try this, but I don’t think they’re fooling anybody. I think a lot of people out there see their failures tied very tightly to the failures of former President Donald Trump.”
“Jared and Ivanka, they know what took place on January 6th,” added Acosta. “They could tell all. They could tell the public how sorry they are about January 6th and what happened to this country. Until they do that, should anybody really take them seriously? I think not.”