In a White House full of loud voices, the powerful senior adviser tends to keep his mouth shut.
“Today we’ve assembled a very impressive group of leaders from the private sector and are putting them to work here today to work on some of the country’s biggest challenges that will make a very meaningful difference to a lot of its citizens”, Kushner said, kicking off the White House’s Technology Week, which will include more tech policy meetings as the week goes on.
But today, with his wife Ivanka in the audience, Kushner stepped to the podium of the Indian Treaty Room in the Old Executive Office Building, and spoke. He pledged that “by modernizing these systems we will meaningfully improve the lives of tens of millions of Americans”.
Kushner, embroiled in an escalating Russian Federation controversy like his father-in-law, is expected to meet Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem and Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, the White House told The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the story. “Great company. attractive scenery”.
Hardline conservatives in the White House have long seen Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner – also a real estate developer – as “New York progressives” trying to bend the volatile president to their way of thinking.
The official said the talks will “continue conversations” begun by Trump during his May visit to the Middle East, and will concentrate on “priorities and next steps” in the peace process.
Kushner, who has been called Trump’s secretary for everything because of the multiplicity of tasks and responsibilities heaped on him, has no expertise in the matter or contacts in the region – necessary qualifications for presidential emissaries before him – other than close personal ties to Netanyahu.