Jared Kushner has become a prominent, prepubescent voice in Donald Trump‘s administration — and not everyone is happy about it.
Specifically, the president’s two eldest sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, who are apparently butthurt their brother-in-law is living his best life in the Washington while they’re stuck running the family business in New York!
A source close to the family says the Trump boys are envious of Kushner’s influential role as POTUS’s senior adviser and miss being part of the family fun post-election, explaining to People:
“All the attention to Jared is a bit of a sore point and they feel left out of the fun in D.C. They miss being at the center of the action.”
Awww, is that why Junior lashed out and WikiLeaks‘d himself?
Ivanka Trump‘s husband resigned as chief executive of Kushner Companies and as publisher of the Observer in January to become the right-hand manboy of the president. He’s been given a big plate in the White House — taking on criminal justice reform, Middle East peace, and everything in between.
But if you ask the Trump boys, they won’t be able to tell you why Kushner is getting all the love these days instead of them. The source added:
“Don worked on the campaign and Jared gets the big Forbes cover and they make him out to be a big genius, and Don is like, ├óΓé¼╦£No, I worked on the campaign too!'”
While the brothers were very visible and outspoken on the 2016 campaign trail, the 36-year-old Kushner was more of a behind-the-scenes player — which, in the end, is the type of figure who thrives in the White House.
The family source continues:
“During the campaign, the brothers thrived on being the spokespeople and speaking at rallies and being very visible. Jared was able to build much more influence and power by doing exactly the opposite.”
Makes sense! After all, there’s only room for one loud, obnoxious Trump man in the West Wing.
Though Don Jr. and Eric may be jelly of their brother-in-law, the source says there is no “outward hostility” toward Kushner — and although Jared “seems uptight,” he’s actually “hilarious” once you get to know him!
But Ivanka’s husband may no longer feel the same way about the Trump boys, especially after getting caught in the fallout of Don Jr.’s dumbass email purge.
Along with former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, Don Jr. and Kushner are scheduled to testify before the Senate judiciary committee for the June 2016 meeting they attended with Russian officials promising dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Don Jr. said he was posting the email chain — which Kushner and Manafort were copied on — for “transparency,” but the insider says he’s caused a whole legal mess to unravel, revealing:
“[Don Jr. and Eric] were better off where they were, they bore no responsibility. This now brings Don into the story and attaches him to this negativity.”
Yup, he definitely needed some attention.