More important, Kushner is married to Trump’s favorite child, his daughter Ivanka.Within weeks of hearing about Lewandowski’s alleged betrayal, Ivanka talked privately with her father, according to a person familiar with the exchange.She hasn’t polished it yet.” Not only does Ivanka give her younger sister “politics advice, boy advice, and sisterly advice,” the friend told me, but she also gives advice on things like “this is the color that looks best on camera” or, when wearing a dress, “make sure when you sit down you cross your legs.” Basically, “all the things she picked up from being famous.” Recently, Tiffany, who is known as Tiff to friends, took her Secret Service detail with her to Bloomingdale’s to pick up a lipstick Ivanka had recommended. So much so that her younger brother, Eric, who runs his own foundation, recently offered for charity auction a coffee with Ivanka, an experience he valued at ,000.
It was Lewandowski who was not up to the task, Ivanka explained.
Lewandowski had been fine during the Republican primaries, she said, voicing an assessment held by many in the campaign.
But now, as the Republican convention and general election approached, Trump needed someone more professional, someone with more gravitas.
On the morning of June 20, after the regular Trump family meeting that occurred every Monday morning at , a security detail ushered Lewandowski out of Trump Tower.
The scene takes place about eight years ago, when Tiffany, Donald Trump’s only child from his second marriage, sheepishly approached Ivanka, the only daughter from his first marriage, about a delicate matter.
Because Tiffany and her mother, Marla Maples, lived in California, Tiffany grew up a continent away from her father.
She has told friends that her father’s presidency is “so much bigger” than the family, and she is eager to play a role on the policy issues she cares most about, namely child care and paid maternity leave.
The issues are “not on the Republican agenda and I have to get [them] there,” she told a friend recently.
Ivanka did not personally deliver the news to Lewandowski, but “she closed the coffin on him,” one former campaign staff member told me.
“It was Ivanka who saved the day.” (Lewandowski e-mailed in response: “I never had any conversations about Jared Kushner’s role in the campaign.”)The episode is instructive for anyone trying to understand Ivanka Trump’s influence in her father’s coming administration.
Ivanka was sympathetic to her half-sister’s situation.