President Donald Trump subsequently mocked senior adviser Jared Kushner after weighing on how to end the defense disturbance – now on his 34th day – during an Oval Office meeting.
"Jared has apparently become an expert on immigration over the past 48 hours," said the president after his son-in-law about the details of possible options for an agreement, told three unnamed sources of the discussion Washington Post . A White House official characterized the commentary as legend Posten reported.
The report described Kushner as a key player and constant presence in the White House, backed by recent successes such as helping pass a criminal justice reform bill that received praise from both Democrats and Republicans.
Kushner allegedly adorned his relationship with powerful democrats he worked with on the bill. But democratic helpers told Posten his skill among the party is overwhelmed.
The report after echo a recent article in New York Times describing growing frustration among helpers in the White House since the replacement of Chief of Staff John Kelly, allegedly "furious" at Kushner over his firing back in November. Mick Mulvaney's office now serves as Chief of Staff.
"Jared Kushner has risen internally," Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman told CNN's New Day on January 1
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told The post that Kushner "has already been successful in negotiating trades … so it is no wonder the president asked him to join the negotiating team to work on an agreement to open the government and secure our border."
In fact, Trump's proposed border agreement, where the Senate will vote Thursday, "would have Kushner's imprint," White House officials told the post.
However, there are mixed feelings about Kushner's role among Republican politicians, "I love Cush," Trump's Allied Rep. Matt Gaetz Posts . "I will tell you what he has proven to be a master dealer and a competent force on the ground. Jared has really exploited the private sector dealmaking for this process and brought it to Trump World."  Sen. L Isa Murkowski, a moderate, criticized Kushner's lack of relevant experience to deal with the decommissioning. "It doesn't mean he's not helpful, or he's not effective, but there's a difference there … It's really hard to understand the dynamics unless you've really been immersed in this."