Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner is schedule to travel to Mexico this Wednesday to meet up with President Enrique Peña Nieto following the broken relations between the U.S. and its longtime neighbor.’
President Trump‘s son-in-law who has recently found himself shrouded in controversy will be discussing immigration, trade, and security.
Kushner is also scheduled for a meeting with Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray, who organized Trump’s 2016 visit to the country while he was still battling on the presidential campaign.
The doomed visit follows a week after Peña Nieto cancelled his plans to come to Washington after a phone call with the president, during which Trump became enraged and “lost his temper.”
Trump and Peña Nieto have come to fierce disagreements publicly surrounding Trump’s demands that Mexico fund his signature campaign promise: A border wall which stretches alongside the U.S.’s southern border with the nation. Peña Nieto has vehemently refused, and intern called upon Trump to make it clear to the public that it will not happen.
Kushner, who this past month had his top-secret security clearance downgraded by chief of staff John Kelly alongside several other high-ranking White House officials, is now sinking to roles that his lowered status permits.
“I see it as one of the few things of consequence that he can do that don’t require security clearance,” former Mexican congressman Agustin Barrios Gomez told Reuters.
During a statement at the time of Kushner’s security clearance downgrade, Kelly suggest that the president’s son-in-law was “integral” to the Trump administration’s relationship with Mexico.
“Everyone in the White House is grateful for these valuable contributions to furthering the president’s agenda,” Kelly added at the time.