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Jared Kushner Ditches NY Observer for White House Gig

Trump’s son-in-law walks away from publisher role

Jared Kushner will give up his role at Observer and join his father-in-law in the White House.

Kushner, who is married to Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka, was named senior advisor to the president on Monday. He will work closely with chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon.

“Jared has been a tremendous asset and trusted advisor throughout the campaign and transition and I am proud to have him in a key leadership role in my administration,” President-elect Trump said in a statement. “He has been incredibly successful, in both business and now politics. He will be an invaluable member of my team as I set and execute an ambitious agenda, putting the American people first.”

The Observer was called the New York Observer until recently, and stopped printing physical copies in November when it became a digital-only publication. Kushner bought the company in 2006.

According to the New York Times, Kushner will sell his stake in the New York Observer newspaper. He has stepped down as its publisher and the newspaper’s chairman will step into Kushner’s former role.

Kushner has even chosen to forego his salary while serving in the administration.

“It is an honor to serve our country,” Kushner said in a statement. “I am energized by the shared passion of the President-elect and the American people and I am humbled by the opportunity to join this very talented team.”