Trump Appoints Jared Kushner as Senior Adviser
Trump appoints his son-in-law, Jared Kushner to the position of senior adviser, according to NBC and The New York Times. The newspaper reported that his title could be ‘adjusted.’ It has been anticipated that Kushner would be appointed to some role in the Trump administration. This became more obvious when it was announced that Kushner, and his wife, Trump’s daughter, Ivanka were moving to Washington, DC.
Kushner Leads his Family’s Real Estate Company
Kushner leads his family’s real estate development company, “Kushner Companies.” He is also the publisher of the New York Observer weekly newspaper. He acquired the paper at the young age of 25.
Kushner was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family in New Jersey. He graduated, cum laude, from Harvard with a B.A. in sociology. Journalist Daniel Golden, said that Kushner and his brother, Joshua, were admitted to Harvard after their father made a $2.5 million donation to the university. He continued his education at New York University where he earned a J.D. and M.B.A. Years before his father made a $3 million donation to that university.
Kushner married Ivanka Trump in a Jewish ceremony on October 25, 2009. Ivanka converted to Judaism under the auspices of a modern Orthodox rabbi before marrying Kushner. Together they have three children.
It was unclear how any Kushner appointment would be affected by a federal anti-nepotism law that prohibits a president from hiring family members to serve in his administration. He is presently working with lawyers to make plans to divest and distance himself from his family’s business.
Trump relied heavily on Kushner’s advice during the campaign. During Trump’s campaign Kushner, 35, acted as an adviser and gatekeeper. His family had donated to pro-Israel causes, also played a role as a Middle East policy adviser.
His appointment is expected to be formally announced this week.