With the news of President-elect Joe Biden’s decisive victory in the 2020 presidential election, many Washington insiders are now left to wonder what is up next for Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. After the power couple’s four-year stint in the nation’s capital, it is time to move on. But where will that be?
Role in White House: Following the election of Trump’s father, Donald Trump, to the highest office in the land, Trump and her husband moved their family of five to Washington, DC. The two both took on roles in the Trump administration as trusted advisers to the president. While Republicans largely embraced the young couple, Democrats shunned both Trump and Kushner, claiming that they were unqualified for their positions of power in the government.
What is Next for the Family: Now that the Trump era is over, the family will have to decide where to start the next season of their lives. President Trump has already changed his residency from New York state to Florida under the assumption that he will spend the bulk of his time at his Mar-a-Lago resort. In recent months, the president has increased his rhetoric about his disdain for New York state and Manhattan. According to those with a pulse on the city’s social scene, it is not likely that Trump and Kushner will be welcomed back with open arms.
Past Lives in Manhattan: Prior to moving to Washington, DC, Trump and Kushner had enjoyed a busy social life in Manhattan. As one of the city’s most connected couples, the pair were a fixture on the hottest party scene. This includes attending famous parties such as the Met Gala, the Tribeca Film Festival, and all of the social events surrounding New York City Fashion Week.
Options for the Family: Trump and Kushner still own their apartment on New York City’s Upper East Side. Some speculate that the couple may end up making New Jersey their permanent home, particularly if they receive a chilly reception in Manhattan. There is also a good chance that the family ends up spending the bulk of their time in Palm Beach, Florida. However, it is not likely that they make Mar-a-Lago their home.
Work Obligations: Both Trump and Kushner have an abundance of work options to choose from when they return to private life. Prior to taking on his role at the White House, Kushner was CEO of Kushner Companies, a family-owned and operated real estate firm. It is possible that Trump will return to her position at the Trump Organization. Trump has also proven herself to be popular in the political sphere, hosting fundraisers and garnering attention as being a leader in the party. How she will leverage this popularity is yet to be seen.