As Trump continues to give more and more responsibility to his son-in-law Jared Kushner, mounting resentment builds against the 36-year-old government novice. It started when he took a ski trip with his wife, Ivanka right as the healthcare bill imploded. Still, he is in charge of a variety of tasks. According to Politico, “Kushner’s status as the big-issue guru has stoked resentment among his colleagues, who question whether Kushner is capable of following through on his various commitments.” Moreover, “some colleagues complain that his dabbling in myriad issues and his tendency to walk in and out of meetings have complicated efforts to instill more order and organization into the chaotic administration. These people also say Kushner can be a shrewd self-promoter, knowing how to take credit — and shirk blame — whenever it suits him.”
Kushner once had the support of neoconservatives as well as Zionist Israel supporters particularly because he is an Orthodox Jew and grandson of a Holocaust survivor. But now the far-right doesn’t want him, finding him too moderate. Ultra-conservative radio host labeled Kushner “some 32-year-old, liberal Democrat kid out of New York.” And a source told Politico that the Zionist’s “hopes mostly have been supplanted by ‘deep concern that Jared is not the person we thought he was — that this guy who is supposed to be good at everything is totally out of his depth.’”
Making matter even worse for him, The FBI is investigating Kushner for money laundering for Russia. Trump may have wanted to pick a different right-hand man.