Jared Kushner's impact on President Trump is unmistakable. Since becoming president, Kushner has not only been the chosen one to screen Trump's phone calls but has organized meetings between Trump and influential business and tech leaders and is credited with giving Trump's economic team a centrist boost. As Andrew Rice writes in New York Magazine, Kushner proved to be the trusted voice of reason that Trump relied on throughout his campaign and still relies on now.
The days when Jared Kusher was described as a calming presence with the ability to mollify Donald Trump are over. Though he played a central role in shaping Trump's presidential campaign, his influence seems be waning. As Emily Jane Fox points out in Vanity Fair, Kusher was blatantly absent before and during Trump's latest missteps. The president's decisions to pick a public fight with the National Parks Service, deliver an inappropriate speech and CIA headquarters and ban Muslim refugees all happened during the sabbath, when Kushner would knowingly be unavailable for consultation.