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As Trump plots political future, close adviser Kushner said missing in action

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Throughout Donald Trump’s term as US president, Jared Kushner was the former leader’s go-to guy on everything from foreign policy to COVID-19 response, national security and more.

Now, according to CNN, Kushner has largely disappeared from his father-in-law’s orbit, even as Trump seeks to solidify his hold on the Republican party and possibly plan a fresh 2024 run for the presidency.

Multiple sources close to Kushner and Trump who spoke to CNN confirmed that Kushner has taken a step back and has not been involved in Trump’s recent discussions with advisers on the path forward.

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Individuals close to the president indicated that Trump was angry at his son-in-law, at least partially blaming him for his 2020 election loss.

“We know the boss isn’t going to blame himself,” one said.

Meanwhile, several people associated with Kushner said it was his choice to take a break, and that his wife and Trump daughter Ivanka had done the same.

“Right now, he’s just checked out of politics,” one person said. Another said Kushner “wants a break,” adding that “the drama of politics wore him down. Eventually, Trump wears everyone down.”

Yet others indicated that Kushner had been put off by Trump’s stubborn refusal to accept the election results and relentless false claims of mass election fraud.

And some noted it appeared to be a pattern with Kushner throughout the administration’s tenure — happy to take credit for........

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