Even though Trump wanted them to leave, he kept telling them that they should continue to be part of the presidential administration.
According to The New York Times, a number of Trump’s advisers expressed their dissatisfaction with the fact that Kushner and his wife still had their job, in spite of the president’s indicating that they should resign.
The newspaper, citing several other Trump advisers that the president had told his eldest daughter and her husband that they should continue working at the White House even though he had asked White House Chief of Staff John Kelly to assist him in getting them to resign.
Ivanka and Kushner reportedly hold a grudge against Kelly, who they consider an obstacle to the president’s success.
The pair also believes that the chief of staff is against their presence in the White House, according to newspaper.
Following Trump’s victory in the 2016 election, his daughter and her husband became part of the presidential administration.
On Tuesday, U.S. media reported that Kushner’s security clearance was downgraded from Top Secret/SCI-level to Secret level due to procedural changes made by Kelly.
Commenting on the issue, White House Spokeswoman, Sarah Sanders said that Kushner would continue to play a significant role in the presidential administration.
Trump said that he considered the crackdown on Kushner groundless, but the issues related to security clearance were Kelly’s responsibility. (Sputnik/NAN)