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Vanity Fair has a look at how the first 11 days of the Trump presidency have affected Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. Some of the most interesting bits:

  • Keep an eye on Saturdays: Trump's most controversial moments — the CIA speech, Sean Spicer's crowd size briefing, the immigration executive order — came when Kushner, seen as Trump's moderating influence, was observing Shabbat and away from work and technology. VF's source: "To me, that's not a coincidence."
  • Trump puts up a wall: Kushner personally brokered the meeting between Trump and Mexico's president, Enrique Peña Nieto. Upon hearing of Trump's combative tweet that ultimately canceled the meeting, Kushner was "furious."
  • Ghost in the machine: VF's source says that Kushner has noticeably lost weight and become pale.
  • Dealing with the pressure: As the nation seethed over Trump's ban on citizens from certain Muslim-majority countries, Ivanka and Jared stepped out to the swanky Alfalfa Dinner and posted the above photo on Instagram. She feels terrible about her timing, but it shows her "naiveté in not understanding her surroundings or circumstances."

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