In a rare sighting since he and his wife's controversial January 6 testimony was released, Jared Kushner was spotted out and about in Surfside, Florid
Jared, 41, was seen Saturday with his eldest child, daughter, Arabella, 11, son, Joseph, 8, and his youngest son Theodore, 6 boogie boarding and soaking up the sun in the Miami neighborhood.
Clad in a Patagonia hat, clear watch, grey t-shirt, pattern shorts and dark clothes, Jared smiled all day as he played with his children at the beach, and clearly enjoyed the family outing.
Ivanka said in her testimony that she didn’t believe her father Donald Trump’s claims that the 2020 presidential election was rigged. While Jared said that he didn’t think his father-in-law should follow Rudy Giuliani’s advice about declaring victory on election night.
That put them on a collision course with Donald Trump himself, who still maintains he lost the race against Joe Biden unfairly.
Jared Kushner was seen walking a long a street in Surfside, Florida, with two of the children he shares with Ivanka Trump
Son, Joseph, and daughter, Arabella, are seen on scooters as they walked next to their father
Ivanka and Jared were last seen in Surfside, Florida, where they are renting a condo, running errands on June 10
The family was later seen hitting the beach with an array of beach toys while Jared clutched a tote bag
Ivanka and Jared were last seen in Surfside, Florida, where they are renting a condo, running errands on June 10.
Surfside is located 13 miles north of downtown Miami. It is nicknamed: ‘Miami’s Uptown Beachtown.’
They have bought a $30 million estate nearby in Indian Creek Island, and are expected to move in in the fall when building work is complete.
Shortly, the couple will count Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tom Brady and his supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, as their neighbors. They bought plot of land on Indian Creek Island and are in the process of building an environmentally sound home.
The area counts billionaires Carl Icahn and Eddie Lampert among its residents and has earned the name ‘Billionaire Bunker.’
The couple’s daughter, Arabella, was seen with a bandage wrapped around the upper part of her right leg
Jared and Ivanka have bought a $30 million estate nearby in Indian Creek Island, and are expected to move in in the fall
Shortly, the family will count Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tom Brady and his supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, as their neighbors
One of President Donald Trump’s closest advisors striding purposefully through the water
Jared led his sons, Joseph and Theodore, into the water to cool down from the Florida summer heat
Jared giving his son, Joseph, a break from the sun’s glare as he lends him his sunglasses for a moment
In February 2022, a friend of Jared’s told People Magazine: ‘They’re just settling into normal life and really enjoying it. Jared will say, ‘The nice thing about Miami is the moment you stop working, you’re on vacation.’
According to People, during one social occasion since moving to the town, Jared and Ivanka sat next to Pharrell Williams and have had dinner with Pitbull
Ivanka and Jared are said to travel to Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s primary residence, every few weeks but are no long involved in advising the former president
In February 2022, a friend of Jared’s told People Magazine: ‘They’re just settling into normal life and really enjoying it. Jared will say, ‘The nice thing about Miami is the moment you stop working, you’re on vacation.”
The friend continued: ‘Jared’s spending a lot more time with his family because over the last four years that was something neither of them could do as much as they wanted to. Jared will say, ‘The nice thing about Miami is the moment you stop working, you’re on vacation.”
He also said that the couple travels to Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s primary residence, every few weeks but are no long involved in advising the former president.
According to People, during one social occasion since moving to the town, they sat next to Pharrell Williams and have had dinner with Pitbull.
The town’s mayor, Charles Burkett, made reference to meeting the couple in Surfside in an interview with the Washingtonian in October 2021: ‘They were like anybody else and blended in with the crowd.’ Burkett is a supporter of Donald Trump.
Burkett added: ‘They’re not just here passing through. I believe they want to make this a big part of their life, this part of the state of Florida generally, specifically Surfside.’
Surfside town commissioner Eliana Salzhauer, a Democrat, was less welcoming who told the Washingtonian about her feelings when she found out the couple was coming to their town:
‘It was, ‘Oh, good, the town is getting recognition.’ Then it was, ‘Oh, no, the psychos are coming.’ The last thing Salzhauer wants is to become an enabler of the couple’s reinvention act in South Florida, which makes the whole situation rather frustrating. As she puts it, ‘What are they doing in our town?”
Jared has been spending his time working on his White House memoir, and developing his private equity firm.
Jared has been spending his time working on his White House memoir, and developing his private equity firm
Jared’s daughter Arabella wasn’t pictured getting as deep in the water as her siblings
Arabella pulling her youngest brother along in the surf
A fellow beachgoer hands something to Arabella Kushner while her brother looks on
The couple has not done any interviews since Trump’s presidency ended.
In the days before his beach day, the partner of Brian Sicknick, the United States Capitol Police Officer who was killed on January 6, 2021, Sandra Garza, made impassioned remarks for bother Jared and Ivanka.
Garza made the comments during an interview with Jake Tapper on CNN on Thursday.
She said: ‘There were so many people that could have intervened and said, ‘You know what? I’m going to go to the media. I’m going to go to the press. I’m going to scream from the rooftops and try and stop this.’
When asked who she felt could have done more, Garza said: ‘Ivanka, in particular.’
She continued: ‘I mean, families were decimated because of what happened on the 6th. People died because of what happened on the 6th.’
Joseph Kushner paddling in the Florida sun as temperatures soared passed 85 degrees
Arabella Kushner keeping watch over her brother Theodore
Garza addressed Ivanka and Jared directly saying: ‘Jared, Ivanka … yes, it’s hard to stand up to a family member, a father, a father-in-law. But you could have done something. You could have avoided the bloodshed that took place — including the suicides that took place after.’
According to reports, on November 5, 2020, within 24 hours of Trump first publicly proclaiming he was the true winner, Kushner turned to Ivanka and told her: ‘We’re moving to Miami.’
The Miami Herald reported in 2021 that of the 53 registered voters on Indian Creek Island, 79% voted for Trump in the 2020 presidential election. Although the town of Surfside narrowly voted for Biden.
The claim was made in the book The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021, by New York Times reporter Peter Baker and New Yorker reporter Susan Glasser.
‘No matter how vociferously Mr. Trump claimed otherwise, neither Mr. Kushner nor Ivanka Trump believed then or later that the election had been stolen,’ according to the book, which cites people close to them.
However a June 2022 Rolling Stone report accused Jared of being among the most active behind the scenes in trying to keep Trump in office following President Joe Biden’s election.
The report says that Jared met with his father on multiple occasions on the issue. His plan was to launch ‘multi-pronged legal battles and a scorched-earth messaging war against the victorious Biden campaign.’
A former Trump advisor told the magazine: ‘Jared was directly involved.’ Another source said: ‘Jared helped create what then morphed into the Rudy clown show.’ The article references Jared as seeing himself like Jim Baker, George W. Bush’s primary lawyer during the 2000 Florida recount.
Ivanka said in her statement that she agreed with then-Attorney General William Barr’s assertion that the election was not stolen.
She said: ‘I respect Attorney General Barr. So I accepted what he said – was saying.’
Donald Trump condemned his daughter’s remarks on his Truth Social platform saying that she only made them in order to be respectful towards William Barr.
The 45th president added: ‘The Democrats hit pay dirt with Barr, he was stupid, ridiculously said there was no problem with the Election, & they left him alone. It worked for him, but not for our Country!’
In his statement, Jared was shown dismissing the threats of resignation from lawyers as ‘whining’.
Jared was also asked about former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani claims about voter fraud. He told the former president that listening to Giuliani was ‘Uh, basically, not the approach I would take if I was you.’
Comedian Seth Meyers joked about the pause that Jared took before answering the question saying: ‘That’s definitely the length of the pause you take when someone asks you about a friend who was super drunk at a party, especially a friend you invited.’
When Jared questioned Giuliani, Trump responded: ‘You know, I have confidence in Rudy.’ Giuliani is said to have told Trump to declare victory on election night, something that other advisors said was a bad idea.
Trump and Ivanka, daughter with his first wife Ivana, were known for their close relationship and she was seen as his favorite child.
She served as an adviser in his White House and Trump often said she could be president one day.