Kushner walks to White House on Shavuot

Trump's Jewish son-in-law walks to White House on Shavuot for meeting after holiday prayers at synagogue.

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Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump
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President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner was present in the White House Thursday while the president made a Rose Garden announcement, declaring the US would be leaving the Paris Climate Accord.

The announcement, which was made during the second day of the Shavuot holiday, marks the end of America’s membership in the voluntary union, one which set non-binding goals for reductions in carbon emissions.

While Kushner had reportedly opposed the president’s decision, he was nevertheless actively involved in the planning behind the Rose Garden address, Bloomberg’s Jennifer Jacobs reported.

The Daily Mail confirmed the report, with a source stating that Kushner “was fully involved with the process of the announcement.”

Neither Kushner nor his wife Ivanka Trump were present at the Rose Garden address.

Though Thursday’s announcement coincided with the Shavuot holiday, Kushner was apparently present in the White House at the time of the address, meeting with an “out of towner”, The Daily Mail reported.

Kusher was unable to cancel the pre-arranged meeting, and so was forced to trek all the way to the White House from his local synagogue by foot.

Earlier on Thursday, both Kushner and Ivanka Trump prayed at the Friends of Lubavitch synagogue in Washington DC.