Senior White house advisor Jared Kushner was forced to resign unexpected amid pressure from several quarters.
Speaking to our correspondents, Kushner said he would not want to derail Trump’s agenda by allowing the ongoing debate to distract White house business.
“I have not resigned because I was pressurized, I have resigned to give room for Trump’s administration to deliver its promises. The debate has been hot and it would derail Trump’s agenda should it continues which I would not wish. Lets give Trump time to deliver his promises.” Said Kushner.
In a letter dated 31st/05/2017, Kushner told the white house that he was resigning in good faith and he would be ready to help whenever his assistance is needed.
On Saturday, Trump disowned Kushner saying he does not know him well.
“He’s someone I would see around the office and who, I guess, was working for me,” Trump told reporters on the last leg of his foreign trip. “Beyond that, I couldn’t tell you much about him.”
Kushner is the elder son of real-estate developer Charles Kushner and is married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka. He was principal owner of the real-estate holding and development company Kushner Companies and of Observer Media, publisher of the New York Observer. He is the co-founder and part owner of Cadre, an online real-estate investment platform.
On January 9, 2017, Kushner was named as a senior White House advisor. He consequently resigned as CEO of Kushner Companies and as publisher of the Observer, but his private financial interests remain a subject of controversy. Kushner helped develop and run Trump’s digital media strategy.