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Vanity Fair: Trump polled Mar-a-Lago guests about Kushner’s scandals

President Trump during his visit to Mar-a-Lago last weekend reportedly polled guests on reports about his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner.

A person familiar with what happened told Vanity Fair that during Trump’s brief 24-hour visit to the luxury resort the president asked club members how stories about Kushner were playing. 

Trump’s visit to Mar-a-Lago and subsequent polling of resort guests came after a week of rocky headlines for Kushner. On Saturday, while Trump was still in Palm Beach, Fla., news broke that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election had a renewed interest in Jared Kushner. {mosads}

Earlier in the week, Kushner had his security clearance downgraded from top-secret to secret. A report also revealed that Kushner‘s family business received millions of dollars in loans from two companies after they took part in White House meetings.

The source told Vanity Fair that the bad press upset Trump, saying the president “hates bad publicity generated by others” and doesn’t like when anyone profits off his name.

Trump struck a lighthearted tone on the matter on Saturday, joking at the Gridiron Dinner that he was late to the event “because Jared could not get through security.”

Criticism of Kushner has evolved to speculation about whether he and Ivanka Trump will stay in their current White House roles.

Despite his frustrations, the president reportedly still wants Ivanka and Kushner to stay in their roles.

 

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