What Jared Kushner Has Been Up To Since The Trump Presidency

During the four years Donald Trump was president, Jared Kusher was a constant presence in the White House. Married to Trump's daughter Ivanka, Kushner was both a trusted advisor on the former president's 2016 campaign and officially a senior White House advisor — as was his wife. 

In fact, Trump tasked Kushner with solving some of the world's most difficult problems, including bringing peace to the Middle East and controlling the coronavirus pandemic, neither of which he accomplished (via NBC News).

On Jan. 20, 2021, Joe Biden was sworn in as the next president, and the Trumps and Kushners made their escape from Washington to sunny Florida before the inauguration even took place. Since then, both Kushner and Ivanka have tried to stay on the down-low and not associate themselves with her father, even as he gives interviews ranting about how he really won the election and hints that he will run again.

But what has Kushner been up to since leaving Washington?

Jared Kushner moved to Florida with Ivanka Trump and their kids

While Donald Trump settled in at the place he liked to call "The Winter White House," his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, his daughter and son-in-law went a little further south and settled in a Miami condo while waiting for their new mansion to be built on a private island, according to CNN. "They weren't around for the usual spring and summer events at Mar-a-Lago," an insider told CNN of the couple.

However, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump did spend some time with the former president when he transitioned to his other club in Bedminster, New Jersey. In fact, they made a family road trip of it with their three young children, even stopping off in South Carolina to visit Republican rising star, Nikki Haley, that state's former governor and the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (via CNN).

He's ready to get back to business

Before Jared Kushner entered the political fray when his father-in-law decided to give it a go for the presidency, he was just another wealthy New York real estate developer who grew up with privilege. He was running the real estate end of his father's business after Chris Christie, former U.S. attorney and New Jersey governor, convicted Charles Kushner for tax evasion, witness tampering, and illegal campaign contributions (via Biography).

In July 2021, Reuters reported that Jared was ready to leave politics behind and return to his business roots. He was set to launch his own investment firm, Affinity Partners, which would be based in Miami, the place the Kushners now call home. He also planned to open an office in Israel and invest globally, including in places like India and North Africa.

Finally, not to be outdone by the many former Trump administration officials telling their stories of the Trump years, Jared also spent part of 2021 writing a book due out in 2022 (via Reuters).