Newsweek, November 2023
Former President Donald Trump said last year that he didn’t want his daughter, Ivanka, and her husband, Jared Kushner, who both served as top advisers in his administration, involved in his 2024 campaign. While Kushner is not formally part of Trump’s campaign, he appears to be working behind the scenes to help his father-in-law win back the White House.
Earlier this month, The Washington Post reported that Kushner had helped arrange an interview with Univision, the country’s most influential Spanish-language network, in a bid to court Latino voters, considered a crucial voting bloc in next year’s election. He was in the room when Trump hosted a trio of Univision executives during the hourlong interview, according to the newspaper. Kushner reportedly facilitated the interview thanks to his long working relationship with one of the executives, Bernardo Gómez Martínez.
Last year, Univision merged with Grupo Televisa, Mexico’s largest TV network, creating TelevisaUnivision and elevating Gomez, a longtime Televisa executive, to co-CEO of TelevisaUnivision. Gomez helped facilitate the Mexican government’s decision to award Kushner with the Order of the Aztec Eagle—the highest order granted to foreigners in the country—in 2018, Puck reported, and the pair have hosted each other at their homes.