Jared Kushner was met with a barrage of uncomfortable questions on Thursday night as he arrived at the Office of the United States Trade Representative for NAFTA negotiations - and his only escape failed him

By Tierney McAfee
September 07, 2018 11:19 AM
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Jared Kushner was met with a barrage of uncomfortable questions on Thursday night as he arrived at the Office of the United States Trade Representative for NAFTA negotiations — and his only escape failed him.

Viral footage shows the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser wordlessly blowing past reporters asking questions about the anonymous New York Times op-ed blasting Donald Trump — only to be halted by a locked door for two minutes, in an awkward moment that has captured the internet’s attention.

In the clip, Ivanka Trump’s husband, 37, who is known for his unwillingness to talk to the press, remains silent for the full 1 minute and 47 seconds of his lockout, offering reporters only a sheepish smile while he waits.

Many on Twitter mocked Kushner for the moment, with one user giving it the Veep closing credits treatment.

And one tweeter wanted to know: “When is Kushner being locked out of the [White House] period?”