It’s difficult to tell exactly how much power Jared Kushner has inside the Trump Administration. The President’s son-in-law wears a number of different hats performing jobs normally reserved for people much more seasoned in politics.In addition to working on criminal justice reform and foreign relations, Kushner also plays a big role in Trump’s reelection bid. It is common practice for the incumbent President’s campaign to share donations with senators and congresspeople facing elections. According to the Washington Post, however, Kushner has told the GOP the Trump team will not be doing any sharing.
Republicans lost control of the House of Representatives in 2018 and are in trouble again in 2020. Most Democrats are strongly out-raising their GOP counterparts around the country.
The Post reports, “The Trump campaign and the RNC have brought in record amounts of money, some Trump officials see donating to the House as a wasteful investment as the GOP’s chances of reclaiming the majority sharply deteriorate.”
An official who worked closely with the Trump team said, “The campaign just wants the money. . . . They don’t care about the House — it’s not their concern. When you’ve been working in politics for years, and you understand it’s a team sport, you kind of look at these things a little differently. I don’t think they see it that way.”
Ronna McDaniel, who runs the RNC, denied their was an issue. “Our priority is President Trump’s reelection, along with winning back the House and holding the Senate. Transfer requests like these are standard every cycle and final decisions typically aren’t made until after Labor Day. It is totally false to say that anyone is holding up a decision on a transfer commitment.
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.