Kushner ignores reporter's questions about op-ed while stuck outside USTR office

Kushner ignores reporter's questions about op-ed while stuck outside USTR office

Senior White House adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the American Academy of HIV Medicine - Will there be any last-minute shutdown drama? Rule change sharpens Dem investigations into Trump Drama hits Senate Intel panel’s Russia inquiry MORE on Thursday declined to answer questions from a reporter about the anonymous op-ed in The New York Times that was written by a senior administration official.

Video posted to Twitter by a reporter for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation shows Kushner remaining silent when confronted by reporters while he was unable to enter the building that houses the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in Washington.

“Do you have any idea who wrote the op-ed? Are you concerned about it?” a reporter is heard asking Kushner, who is President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates ambassador to Turkey Trump heads to Mar-a-Lago after signing bill to avert shutdown CNN, MSNBC to air ad turned down by Fox over Nazi imagery MORE's son-in-law.

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Kushner has not denied authoring the op-ed, which slammed the president as “amoral” and “anti-Democratic” and detailed efforts by a group of White House staffers to thwart his “misguided impulses.”

Trump called the author “gutless” and suggested that an act of treason was committed. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called on the anonymous “coward” to resign.