The couple was vacationing in Wyoming with their children over the weekend, and on Monday participated in a fundraiser to win Trump along with his acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney. They returned to Washington this week, but with limited presence in the West Wing, said people familiar with the situation.
The president's daughter and son-in-law – who are contemporary Orthodox Jews – have remained silent in public as Trump has caused a violent storm, questioning the loyalty of some Jewish Americans to Israel. Trump has recently decided that labeling the Democratic Party as anti-Semitic would be a sensible political strategy – and aides have largely backed the fight, but when he questioned the intelligence and loyalty of Jews who support Democrats, some of the West Wing has admitted to the private principle. to CNN he had gone too far. The comments sparked criticism from many groups that what he said was anti-Semitic, but Trump sank in the days to come.
"I have not heard anyone say this; on the contrary," he told reporters Wednesday, "I think if you vote for a Democrat, you are very, very disloyal to Israel and to the Jewish people."
The White House declined to comment on whether Ivanka Trump or Jared Kushner addressed these comments with the president. While Ivanka Trump has not commented publicly on private conversations with him, there have been electoral leaks throughout her time when she disagrees with her father. This is not one of those cases so far.
In addition, over the past week, the President has sent mixed background checks. He was encouraged by some aides, including Ivanka, to push background checks after the mass shootings. Multiple media organizations reported, citing sources close to the president, that he had told National Rifle Chief Wayne LaPierre that heightened background checks on guns were off the table. But on Wednesday, he made further confusion, saying, "I have an appetite for background checks. We will … make background checks."
Even the president expressed his surprise that the couple was offline.
Trump's daughter and son-in-law have developed a pattern of absenteeism among some of the biggest contradictions of his presidency.
And they traveled to Florida amid a government shutdown last Christmas, although the White House urged Kushner to actively negotiate with lawmakers.
CLARIFICATION: This story has been updated to clarify that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are contemporary Orthodox Jews.