Reed Cordish expected to join Trump administration

Questions remain whether Jared Kushner will join the incoming Trump administration in a formal White House role. While lawyers are left to address anti-nepotism law questions, Kushner is busying himself with helping close friends line up West Wing positions.
January 4, 2017

The story originally appeared on “> sued Cordish Co. in a dispute over a Florida casino project. The judge in the case pushed for mediation. Trump and Cordish met in-person, settled matters, and in the process became friends. 

David Cordish also serves as a member of AIPAC’s National Board. This is notable, as some around the Trump campaign — particularly Jared Kushner himself — were upset over AIPAC President Lillian Pinkus’s“>cheered when Trump attacked President Obama calling him “the worst thing ever to happen to Israel. Believe me, believe me.”

A week after Trump launched his campaign for the Republican nomination, Cordish convinced his friend to keynote the Maryland GOP’s Annual Dinner, held at a Marriott near BWI Airport. “I walk in and I fell in love in about two minutes,” Trump said about his first ‘mediation’ meeting with Cordish. “We worked out our problems in… 11 seconds, and we’ve just been friends ever since.”

In introducing Trump, David“> married in 2010 in the backyard of what was to be their future Baltimore home, with Jared and Ivanka“>fundraiser last October. 

Over the past year, several magazine stories profiling Jared Kushner quoted Reed Cordish in the role as ‘close friend of Jared.’ In“> New Yorker.

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump at Reed Cordish’s wedding – via QUEST Magazine

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