Trump and Jared Kushner are barely in touch since the former president left office, report says

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Jared Kushner and then-President Donald Trump at a press briefing on April 2. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images
  • Jared Kushner and Donald Trump are now barely in contact, CNN reported.

  • Kushner, formerly a confidant, was not at a high-powered meeting to plot Trump's political future.

  • Two sources said their relationship was fractured, while another denied that it was.

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Jared Kushner, once one of President Donald Trump's closest aides, is barely in his orbit these days, according to CNN.

Trump's son-in-law was conspicuously absent from a high-powered meeting last week in which the former president planned his appearance at the Conservative Political Action Committee as a broader return to politics, the network reported.

As a senior White House advisor, Kushner had his finger in almost every pie of the Trump administration. John Bolton, the former national security advisor, described him as Trump's most powerful aide. Trump gushed about him, calling him "my star."

His sprawling portfolio included developing strategy in the Middle East, getting construction of the border wall back on track, leading a parallel COVID-19 task force, and aiding the president's reelection campaign.

So for Kushner not to be invited to the roundtable to decide Trump's political future is unusual. CNN said the gathering included Bill Stepien, Dan Scavino, Donald Trump Jr., and Brad Parscale.

Two unnamed sources described Trump's relationship with Kushner relationship as fractured. Another source, described as a person who frequently talks with Kushner, denied that there was any break, adding that the two met for lunch on Wednesday.

A person familiar with Kushner's new life told CNN that Kushner was looking for a fresh start. "Right now, he's just checked out of politics," another source told the network.

"That's about as 180 a turn as he could ever make," a White House colleague of Kushner's said. "This was a guy who for four years did everything on behalf of President Trump. He lived that job."

But now the two barely talk, the report said. Kushner and Ivanka Trump went to live in Miami's high-end "Billionaire's Bunker" private island soon after President Joe Biden's inauguration.

"The drama of politics wore him down," a person familiar with Kushner's plans told CNN. "Eventually, Trump wears everyone down."

Meanwhile, Trump has been heard several times blaming Kushner for his election loss, CNN reported.

Neither the Trump Organization nor Kushner immediately responded to Insider's requests for comment.

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