Trump is keeping his circle tight as he transitions into presidency, officially naming his son in law senior white house advisor.
According to NY Times– Jared Kushner will be named a senior White House adviser to his father-in-law, Donald J. Trump, transition officials said on Monday, cementing the New York real estate executive’s role as a powerful and at times decisive influence on the president-elect.
Mr. Kushner, who married Mr. Trump’s daughter Ivanka in 2009, is closer to Mr. Trump than any other adviser, and has provided input on all of his father-in-law’s hiring decisions. “The main thing with Jared,” a transition official said, “is that he’s got Trump’s back and Trump knows it.”
Ms. Trump, who also participated in her father’s campaign decisions, has no plans to enter the administration and does not intend to sell any of her holdings, including her stake in the Trump International Hotel a few blocks from the White House, said Jamie S. Gorelick, Mr. Kushner’s lawyer.
The move was a significant, even central, one for Mr. Trump, who values familial loyalty above all else and, like Mr. Kushner, was groomed to run his father’s real estate empire. Mr. Kushner will be “the first among equals,” in the words of one former campaign official.
Mr. Kushner is expected to play the same role in the White House that he has had in the transition, with the counselors Stephen K. Bannon and Kellyanne Conway providing the president-elect with strategic, messaging and communications advice, and Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee and the incoming chief of staff, running day-to-day operations in the West Wing.