Jared Kushner’s name has been well-known in the multifamily world for years, but now, he, the son-in-law to presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump, is getting attention nationally. In a headline today, the New York Times refers to Kushner as the “Quiet Fixer in Donald Trump’s Campaign.”
The story, written by Michael Barbaro and Jonathan Mahler, details Kushner’s involvement in the campaign, although he has no official title in it.
When the Israeli ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, wanted to communicate with Trump, he ended up speaking to Kushner on two occasions. When Trump angered Jewish leaders in March when he said he’d vow to remain “neutral” in dealings with Israel and Palestine, it was Kushner who worked the phones to placate angry Republicans and urged Mr. Trump to deliver a pre-written, unequivocally pro-Israel speech in front of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the influential lobbying group known as Aipac.
“Jared is an amazing son-in-law, and we are very close,” Mr. Trump said in a statement, describing him as “a big and bold thinker.”
Kushner runs New York–based Kushner Cos.
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