The Mexican government said Tuesday that it will award President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner the highest honor the country gives to foreigners, the Order of the Aztec Eagle. The Foreign Relations Department said Kushner earned the award "for his significant contributions in achieving the renegotiation of the new (trade) agreement between Mexico, the United States and Canada." Once known as the North American Free Trade Agreement, the pact was renegotiated this year and is now called the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. Kushner "played a fundamental role during the whole process, displaying decisive support for the trade talks ... thus achieving satisfactory results," the department said in a statement. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort faces more legal trouble as special counsel Robert Mueller's team accused him of breaking a plea deal and repeatedly lying to the team during the Russia investigation. President Donald Trump, meanwhile, directed a personal … [Read more...] about Outgoing Mexico President Criticized for Granting Jared Kushner the Country’s Highest Honor
World International Affairs Donald Trump As international observers wait for the Trump administration to unveil its long-touted Middle East peace plan, at least one Israeli Minister dismissed the whole endeavor as a "waste of time." Speaking at a conference in Jerusalem on Wednesday, Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said she doesn’t believe the U.S. or anyone can find a solution to the longstanding dispute between the Israelis and Palestinians. "I want peace like everyone else," Shaked told the conference audience. "But I don't believe an agreement can be reached. I would tell Trump: 'Don't waste your time.'" President Donald Trump put his son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner in charge of brokering a Middle East peace plan, but few details have emerged about what the proposal entails. Meanwhile, many observers said the U.S. has lost credibility as a negotiator due to its controversial decision to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem early this year. Half of the city has … [Read more...] about Jared Kushner and Donald Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan Is a ‘Waste of Time,’ Israeli Minister Says
close Video Dershowitz: Flap over Ivanka Trump's emails is 'non-issue' Critics claim Ivanka Trump violated the Records Act with her use of private email; reaction from Alan Dershowitz, Harvard law professor emeritus. House Oversight Committee Democrats will investigate Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner’s use of private email accounts for official White House business, re-launching a 2017 probe into whether Trump administration officials are complying with the Presidential Record Act. Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings, D-Md., who is expected to become chairman at the beginning of the 116th Congress in January, is expected to investigate President Trump’s daughter’s use of a personal email account while conducting official administration business. The Washington Post reported Monday that Trump, who serves as her father’s senior adviser, may have violated federal records rules by using a personal email account to contact … [Read more...] about House Dems to probe Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner use of personal email accounts
DONALD Trump has described his daughter as "dynamite" and given her a key role in the White House. Here's what we know about the model, mother, businesswoman - and her thoughts on becoming the next US Ambassador to the UN. Who is Ivanka Trump? Ivanka Trump is the daughter of Donald and his first wife Ivana - who divorced when she was nine years old. The businesswoman, former reality TV personality and fashion model grew up in the penthouse apartment of Manhattan’s Trump Tower - her bedroom commanding a view of Central Park. She has two brothers, Donald Jr and Eric, half-sister Tiffany and half-brother Barron. She married another multi-millionaire property tycoon, Jared Kushner in 2009 after converting to his religion of Judaism. Together they have three children Arabella, five, Joseph, three, and seven-month-old Theodore. Ivanka attended Georgetown University and the University of Pennsylvania, and came away with a bachelor's degree in economics in 2004. She speaks … [Read more...] about How old is Ivanka Trump, what’s her net worth, who is her husband Jared Kushner and what’s her role at the White House?
The New York Times took aim at Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump on Saturday in a story citing them as symbols of division within the American Jewish community: “Are Jared and Ivanka Good for the Jews?” The article, by Amy Chozick and Hannah Seligson, cites liberal critics of the Trump administration within the Jewish community who argue, effectively, that Kushner and Trump ought to be excommunicated for their roles at the White House.For example: “They certainly won’t be banned, but I don’t think most synagogues would give them an aliyah,” said Ethan Tucker, a rabbi and president of the Hadar yeshiva in New York, referring to the relatively limited honor of being called to make a blessing before and after the reading of the Torah. (Mr. Tucker is also the stepson of Joe Lieberman, the first Jewish candidate to run on a major party ticket in the U.S.) “I don’t think people generally honor people they feel were accomplices to … [Read more...] about New York Times Jew-shames Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump