Fueled by confidence from his recent legislative win on criminal justice reform, senior adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner has reportedly thrown himself into the mix of key players attempting to make a deal with Democrats on the shutdown, The Washington Post reported.
According to more than a dozen people close to President Trump and others involved in the process who spoke to the Post, Kushner has dominated other White House aides in strategy talks in recent weeks and meets with Trump and Vice President Mike Pence every morning to discuss impasse plans. Kushner is reportedly aiming to pull off a comprehensive immigration deal to end the shutdown.
Part of Trump’s stubborn non-compromise on funding for his physical border wall is fueled by Kushner’s assurances that he can negotiate a bipartisan deal with Democrats, according to the Post.
Read the full Post report here.