They were told not to record the Q&A with the president's son-in-law.
Kushner is someone who is rarely heard in public. Kushner, who is also Trump's son-in-law, has always been touted by the president as someone who could bring a unique approach to the Israeli-Palestinian relationship. Along with her husband Jared Kushner, the writer pointed out that she has been identified with progressive social views.
Speaking about recent tensions between Israelis and Palestinians, Kushner, whom Trump has tasked with creating a peace deal, questioned what the USA could uniquely offer in finding such an agreement. "It reads like a young man who really lacks any kind of detailed or nuanced background".
And what I've determined from looking at it is that not a whole lot has been accomplished over the last 40 or 50 years we've been doing this.
This would appear to overlook the treaties signed by Israel, Egypt and Jordan.
Kushner did boast how the Trump administration mediated an agreement to provide Palestinians with an increase of 32 million cubic meters of fresh water.
Funny, you were able to coordinate enough to get a meeting with the head of a Russian bank that is under US sanction.
While some critics say there is no point in Ivanka holding a White House role if she is not able to exert power, others claim it's unfair to expect her to sway her father's direction on environmental concerns, childcare issues and reproductive rights in such a short amount of time. That means the Palestinian issue is suddenly back on the worldwide and regional stage.
Hoping to turn the page on a tumultuous opening chapter to his presidency, President Trump had insisted earlier on Monday that there was "no chaos" in his White House as he swore in the retired Marine general as second chief of staff.
"To be charitable, it could mean that [Kushner] hasn't come up with one yet, or he doesn't believe that the parties have one", Kurtzer says.
"We don't know where it's going", Kushner responded. We don't have a solution. "So we're going to focus on it and try to come to the right conclusion in the near future".
"We don't know where it's going", he said, when asked about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russian Federation.
As Feinberg writes, a question on Middle East peace prompted Kushner, a staunch supporter of Israel, to "to embark on his longest, most rambling answer during yesterday's question-and-answer session".