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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has not been impressed by the amateur efforts of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. He’s increasingly reduced Kushner’s power in the West Wing and recently expressed displeasure behind the scenes about Kushner’s recent trip to Saudi Arabia.

In a surprising shift, Trump himself is now getting sick of the Kushner sideshow. The president suggested that Kushner and Ivanka Trump go home to New York City, according to Vanity Fair. Trump is concerned about the political media coverage of the couple.

Trump is also said to resent Kushner’s advice to back losing Republican Alabama Senate primary candidate Luther Strange, along with the advice to fire FBI director James Comey.

“He keeps pressuring them to go,” a source close to Kushner told Vanity Fair.

Chris Sosa is a managing editor at AlterNet. His work also appears in Mic, Salon, Care2, Huffington Post and other publications. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisSosa.