Jared Kushner says he won’t be part of Trump 2024

According to a new report from New York Magazine, Jared Kushner has indicated that he will not be a participant in former President Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential run. 

The 41-year-old Kushner is the husband of Ivanka Trump. He was a top Trump administration advisor.

New York magazine cites a source “with knowledge of the situation” for the part of its report that is about Kushner.

This source quotes Kushner as saying, “Look, I’m out. I’m really out.”

The “why?”

New York Magazine claims that Trump’s Nov. 22 dinner with Kanye West and Nick Fuentes at Mar-a-Lago was the last straw for Kushner.

Trump has received widespread criticism for the dinner considering West’s recent anti-Semitism and Fuentes’s white nationalism.

Trump has insisted that he didn’t know who Fuentes was and that he only accepted West’s dinner invitation as a courtesy to help a “seriously troubled man.”

Nonetheless, if New York Magazine’s report is to be believed, then this was the last straw for Kushner.

The outlet reports:

When calls began to come in looking for help, looking for public support, even looking for a response, Kushner refused. Trump’s Nazi associations and overtures are his problem now. Kushner has also started giving out his father-in-law’s number to people who call with the usual asks, whereas in the past he would have positioned himself as a go-between.

Background

The report is not the first one to indicate that Kushner and even Ivanka Trump don’t want to be part of Trump 2024.

In mid-November, the New York Post quoted an insider as saying:

Trump thought he could convince Ivanka this weekend to come back and campaign for him as she was the most requested speaker after the president himself last time around … but so far she’s resisting his entreaties and holding firm, as is Jared.

The source explained to the Post, “They both feel they got burned in Washington and don’t want to go back and expose themselves and their children to another bitter campaign.”

Ivanka, at the time, seemed to confirm this reporting in a statement, saying:

I love my father very much. This time around, I am choosing to prioritize my young children and the private life we are creating as a family. I do not plan to be involved in politics. While I will always love and support my father, going forward I will do so outside the political arena. I am grateful to have had the honor of serving the American people and I will always be proud of many of our administration’s accomplishments.

Trump, himself, has said:

I think that all members of my family are with me. It doesn’t mean that they’re going to work on the campaign. But, they’re always 100 percent with me. [Ivanka] did a very good job, and she was treated unfairly, and I don’t want to see that happen, you know? It’s a nasty business.