Both Ivanka and Jared are now senior advisers to the President – for women’s issues and strategic planning respectively. However, they have been key allies to Mr Trump since his polarising presidential campaign, when they appeared at rallies, on the plane and at Trump Tower meetings. They also loyally defended Mr Trump and his numerous controversies in interviews, on social media and in the newspaper Jared owned, the New York Observer.
Jared’s family found one of these responses particularly galling, because he had used his grandparents’ suffering in the Holocaust to defend his father-in-law.
Jared grew up in an Orthodox Jewish family in New York, after his grandparents, Rae and Joe Kushner, fled Europe in the Forties.
His family angrily hit back at a New York Observer comment piece, branding him “self-serving and disgusting” for using their family’s tragedy as political fodder.
This all exploded when, just two weeks before the Republican National Convention, there was a horrifying error made on social media.
Jared Kushner was accused of standing “silent and smiling in the background” (Image: GETTY)
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner (Image: GETTY)
There was a flood of angry backlash from people pointing out that alluding to the trope of Jewish people as corrupt or money-grabbing is deeply anti-Semitic.
According to the 2019 book ‘Kushner Inc’, when Mr Trump’s communications adviser Jason Miller realised what had happened, he was aghast.
He reportedly tried to contact Jared but his phone was switched off for the Sabbath and the candidate himself was out golfing.
Jared Kushner with his parents Seryl and Charles Kushner – whose parents were Rae and Joe Kushner (Image: GETTY)
He then made the executive decision that the post should be taken down and he instructed Dan Scavino, who was in charge of social media, to delete it.
When Mr Trump came off the golf course, he called Mr Miller and told him: “This looks to me like a sheriff’s star!”