Mr. Jared Kushner (DOB 1981) is Senior Advisor to the President & Director- Office of American Innovation.
Irrespective of one’s thoughts as to the appropriateness of a role in the United States government for the son-in-law of the president of the United States, what matters is the level of confidence the president of the United States has in his son-in-law.
Nearing two years into a four-year term, Mr. Kushner retains a prominent presence in Trump Administration.
On 30 November 2018, while at the signing ceremony for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, The Honorable Donald Trump, President of the United States, began his remarks with thanking six (6) people by name; the first was the United States Trade Representative and the second was Mr. Kushner- before the United States Secretary of State and the United States Secretary of the Treasury and Director of the National Trade Council and Director of the National Economic Council.
Prior to the signing ceremony for the USMCA, Mr. Kushner received the highest civilian award, Order of the Aztec Eagle, from the government of Mexico for his work relating to the USMCA. During the presentation, Mr. Kushner shared that his experience working for the USMCA was the equivalent of earning a “PhD in Trade.” President Trump attended the presentation- but the event was not on his public schedule.
At the first meeting of the leaders of the G20 in Buenos Aires, President Trump was accompanied by two individuals: the United States Secretary of the Treasury and Mrs. Ivanka (Trump) Kushner. Not the United States Secretary of State, United States Trade Representative, Director of the National Trade Council or Director of the National Economic Council.
At an evening dinner for leaders of the G20, President and Mrs. Trump were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Kushner; and included the couple in official photograph opportunities with President and Mrs. Macri of Argentina.
On 1 December 2018, Mr. Kushner will be a member of the official delegation at the working dinner with President Trump and H.E. XI Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China.
On 1 December 2018, Mrs. Kushner will be a member of the official United States delegation, accompanying The Honorable Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States, attending the inauguration of the president of Mexico.
The Trump Administration has also identified Mr. Kushner as having a significant role in portfolios that include the Middle East, relocating the United States Embassy in Israel, China, Mexico, trade and prison reform.
On 27 November 2018, H.E. Eduardo Bolsonaro (34 years of age), a two-term member of the National Congress of Brazil and son of the president-elect of Brazil, H.E. Jair Bolsonaro, met with Mr. Kushner at The White House; and departed with a baseball cap with “Trump 2020” printed on the front. According to media reports, the two discussed a plan to relocate the Brazil Embassy in Israel and undisclosed subjects.