One might assume the Kushner family would support Donald Trump in the 2024 election, as he's been dropping strong hints he intends to run. After all, in December 2020, former President Trump pardoned convicted felon and Kushner family patriarch Charles.
But a recent private party may indicate they've placed there support elsewhere.
Vanity Fair reported Charles and Seryl Kushner, parents of Ivanka Trump's husband Jared, held a private fundraising luncheon for former Trump administration official Nikki Haley on Sunday.
Several people in attendance donated to Stand For America, Haley's political action committee (PAC). Charles Kushner reportedly talked about the possibility of Haley becoming "the first woman president."
Haley has not yet stated she intends to run, but has also been dropping hints.
At a rally in New Jersey on Sunday, Haley told the crowd she would have:
"a big decision to make at the beginning of '23."
Trump was also dropping strong hints during a Fox News interview that same day.
He told Maria Bartiromo, host of Sunday Morning Futures:
"I do know my answer but I can't reveal it yet because that has to do with campaign financing and everything else. But I absolutely know my answer."
He seemed quite confident of his chances, despite having lost the 2020 election by an overwhelming margin.
"We're going to do very well and people are going to be very happy."
Twitter users were largely critical of the possibility of a Haley presidency.
But many seemed amused by the possible discord among Trump and his allies.
@gabrielsherman @MiriamElder I love GOP donors just setting their money on fire like this.— Jeremy Repanich (@Jeremy Repanich) 1626132906.0
@gabrielsherman @mrowand Still can't get over Nikki's speech about her parents immigrating from India and facing ra… https://t.co/LgCZAyHrKJ— Ankita Mukhopadhyay (@Ankita Mukhopadhyay) 1626129738.0
Ivanka and Jared were frolicking in Aspen this weekend. Meanwhile, Jared’s dad hosted a private lunch for Nikki Hal… https://t.co/cRNkPb5WYe— Miriam Elder (@Miriam Elder) 1626126574.0
Ivanka Trump’s in-laws tout Nikki Haley for president, rather than her dad reported Monday that as Donald Trump wa… https://t.co/Ph6mtzMRBg— Sage Isis (@Sage Isis) 1626236154.0
Ivanka and Jared were conspicuously absent from the Kushner's party and Trump's appearance at CPAC in Dallas last weekend.
The couple were on a skiing trip in Aspen, Colorado.