Ivanka Trump frequently hobnobbed with world leaders on Trump's behalf and spearheaded a women in business program, while Kushner headed up Trump's policy on the Middle East.
The gifts of government paychecks and security clearances to Trump's family members remained a controversy for all four years of Trump's tenure as President, and made the couple some of the most recognizable faces of the Trump administration.
Now, it seems as if that mutual affection is circling the drain.
A CNN piece released on Wednesday reported that both Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have distanced themselves from the former President, their absence noticed at the usual Mar-a-Lago gatherings. Sources also told the media outlet that Kushner's presence has become increasingly rare, "like a parent ... transitioning their kid to day care."
The reason, according to the report, is Trump's continued obsession with the delusion that the 2020 election was rigged against him:
"A large part of the reason for the separation is Trump's constant harping on the past and his inability to move on. The former President has also started to question the role that Kushner -- one of the few people who were able to stay close to Trump throughout his two presidential campaigns and White House tenure -- has played in his presidential legacy."
Even months after Trump's lies about the validity of the 2020 election prompted a mob of pro-Trump extremists to storm the United States Capitol in a deadly failed insurrection, Trump continues to lie that he is the legitimate winner of the 2020 election, despite no credible evidence of this. The report goes on to claim that Ivanka is walking a "fine line" between maintaining her relationship with her father and maintaining a distance from Trump's election lies.
Yet, both Kushner and Ms. Trump have yet to publicly state that President Joe Biden legitimately defeated Trump in 2020, and they continue to correspond with the former President.
Even their critics related to their supposed fatigue with Trump's election fantasies.
According to 12 former Trump White House officials and family friends, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are now estra… https://t.co/s6zICaPloj— Mike Sington (@Mike Sington) 1624458458.0
Ivanka and Jared are trying to distance themselves from Trump as if most of America hasn't already been trying to do that since 2016.— 💀DeathMetalViking💀 (@💀DeathMetalViking💀) 1624463940.0
@jamiegangel Can't say I blame them for that. But it still does not make them good or respectable people.— Thea van den Berg (@Thea van den Berg) 1624459128.0
But more people doubted the veracity of the story.
I don't believe a word of this. https://t.co/arCBLv2QTx— 'There was this movie I seen one time... (@'There was this movie I seen one time...) 1624474148.0
If Ivanka and Jared wanted to distance themselves from Trump's lies they could just say: "Biden won the election an… https://t.co/EBGfFUJKpi— Judd Legum (@Judd Legum) 1624460342.0
Ivanka and Jared made $640 million while in Trump’s White House Jared got an $800 million sweetheart loan from Fre… https://t.co/zFFjG8c7N7— Lindy Li (@Lindy Li) 1624472261.0
A few even believed Ivanka and Jared planted the story themselves to rebuild their social status.
As we've seen in the past, stories about Jared and Ivanka's relationship with Trump are totally accurate reflection… https://t.co/BEGeoF9a9I— Mangy Jay (@Mangy Jay) 1624470213.0
And so begins their attempt at a public image rebrand. Don’t let them get away with it. They’re just as bad as he i… https://t.co/fspttZJuBS— Louisa 🌈👭 (@Louisa 🌈👭) 1624468325.0
Either way, it doesn't look like the public will be forgetting their part in Trump's administration any time soon.