President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner will be heading the newly created White House innovation office. The office will be tasked with forging partnerships between the federal government and the tech sector, as well as cleaning up the bureaucracy.
Kushner is one of the powers behind the throne of Trump, yet he has not received the same scrutiny that chief strategist Steve Bannon has. Who exactly is Jared Kushner? Here are seven things you need to know about him.
1. Kushner first met Ivanka Trump at a business lunch in 2007. A real estate developer thought the two meeting each other would be a great opportunity to network; it ended up creating the power couple behind the future Trump presidency. Kushner and Ivanka initially denied they were dating, but eventually admitted to their relationship. They called each other “J-Vanka” for awhile and were eventually married in 2009.
2. Kushner and Donald Trump became close while Kushner was dating his daughter. Kushner decided to talk to Trump about his relationship with Ivanka, prompting the future president to say, “You’d better be serious on this.” The two became close through Ivanka and their real estate businesses.