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Jared Kushner, husband to Ivanka Trump and son-in-law to President Donald Trump, waited for nearly two minutes to be let into the Office of the United States Trade Representative on Thursday evening. To Kushner, those two minutes must have felt like a lifetime.
A video posted to Twitter by New York Times reporter Kenneth Vogel shows Kushner’s excruciating wait in front of a cohort of journalists.
Hey, it’s Jared. I’m outside. Can someone let me in? ... Jared KUSHNER, the president’s son-in-law ... I’m here for the NAFTA negotiations ... Can someone unlock the door? ... There are reporters out here asking me about the op-ed, & it’s getting awkward. pic.twitter.com/in0FHsTtIr— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) September 7, 2018
Flanked by his body guard, Kushner mostly stares at the door as members of the media pepper him questions.
“Is there a deal tonight with NAFTA?” one reporter asks. “Actually, how is it going with Canada?” another inquires.
As Kushner continuously buzzes the doorbell and checks his phone, the questions get harder.
“As for the op-ed, how concerned are you about that?” someone asks, referring to the anonymous New York Times op-ed published Wednesday that describes a resistance from within his father-in-law’s administration.
Kushner sways a little, presumably silently begging the door to swing open. After just under 2 minutes, it finally did.
People on Twitter loved every millisecond.
Obligatory video of Jared Kushner failing to get into a locked door as reporters bark questions at him and the Veep credits play. pic.twitter.com/mI4lO4HCDn— Freddie Campion (@FreddieCampion) September 7, 2018
Lodestar .. is it lodestar?? Guys??— Fade To Black (@michael_j_bravo) September 7, 2018
I reckon it has more of the awkwardness of The Office— Kanerkie (@kanerkie) September 7, 2018
Kris Seavers is the IRL editor for the Daily Dot. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.