Ivanka, the daughter and senior adviser of US President Donald Trump, worked in her father’s real estate business before joining his administration. She worked to give a smoother, softer counterpart to both her father’s image as well as for her husband’s family's image – Jared Kushner’s father also had a real estate business. In the 2019 book ‘Kushner Inc’, author Vicky Ward claimed Ivanka was often giving Jared input, especially on public relations.
At least one publicist told her that Ivanka would weigh in “on the smallest of details” – often things not many people would notice.
For example, she told Jared’s publicist that he should not turn down interviews with the words “Jared Kushner declined to comment”, but should use a more elegant way of saying the same thing.
The publicist told Ms Ward: “I just felt like I was being handled in such an icky way.”
Overall, Ivanka was perceived as being the one “in charge” in her marriage to Jared.
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Ivanka Trump alienated her husband's publicist (Image: GETTY)
Ivanka Trump married Jared Kushner in 2009 (Image: GETTY)
One source told Ms Ward: “He doesn’t have a thought she didn’t give him.”
Ivanka and Jared worked well together – they could ingratiate themselves with people in the business by asking after their children, talking without notes, and even “faking a sense of humour”.
However, Ivanka also seemed to have a ready command of the figures and detailed working knowledge of all the properties she was involved in, unlike her husband.
Ivanka and Jared met in 2005 through mutual friends and got married in 2009, after Ivanka converted to Judaism.
Ivanka is perceived as being the one "in charge" in their relationship (Image: GETTY)