Life in the White House has not gone as expected for power couple Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.
The daughter of President Donald Trump is not sold on life in Washington, DC, according to sources who spoke with Politico.
And as she and her husband are finding they have been unable to do as much as they originally hoped, they have created a kind of exit-strategy.
Ivanka and Kushner will consider every six months whether they will return to New York City or stay in DC, according to The New York Times.
The paper also reported that Kushner has told friends he and Ivanka have not made a long-term commitment to the White House.
The couple are also renting the mansion where they are currently living in the Washington, DC, neighborhood of Kalorama.
Their decision to rent instead of buy gives them more freedom to return to their private lives in Manhattan.
But Trump’s son-in-law has no intention of leaving soon.
The outlet has said the senior adviser to the President intends to focus on his Office of American Innovation since he and Ivanka returned early from the President’s first trip abroad.
Associates of his have said he has appeared ‘unhappy’ and ‘miserable’ because he hasn’t been able to accomplish all that he has wanted to under the President and that the dysfunction in the White House is unlikely to go away.
Those feelings were present even before he came under fire for his proposal to establish a back-channel connecting Trump’s campaign and Russia in December, which came to light this week.
Now Kushner is the focus of the Russia scandal, since his December conversation with Russia’s ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak.
Despite the negative attention, the President’s son-in-law has said he does not plan on resigning.