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- Jared Kushner got stuck behind a locked door for one minute and 47 seconds on Thursday night, a video shows.
- He was trying to get into the Winder Building, which houses the Office of the US Trade Representative, in Washington, DC.
- Katie Simpson, a reporter for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, posted the video on Twitter.
- In the video, Kushner can be seen trying to call someone and dodging journalists’ questions while an aide looks on.
- The White House senior adviser was there for negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement, Simpson said.
Jared Kushner got stuck outside a locked door while trying to enter a trade meeting on Thursday evening in Washington, DC, a video shows.
The White House senior adviser, who is also President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, was left waiting outside an entrance to the Winder Building, which houses the Office of the US Trade Representative, for one minute and 47 seconds.
The office is the site of negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to Katie Simpson, a reporter for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation who posted the video.
The video shows Kushner awkwardly looking at the journalists gathered outside and appearing to call someone on his phone while an aide looks out toward the street.
Jared Kushner arrives at USTR. Doesn’t answer op-ed questions or NAFTA questions. Awkward since it takes security 2 mins to let him in. pic.twitter.com/g8WovN7H0v
— Katie Simpson (@CBCKatie) September 6, 2018
Meanwhile, the journalists can be heard asking Kushner about the progress of NAFTA negotiations with Canada.
He also was asked about his reaction to an explosive New York Times op-ed article by a person described by the paper only as “a senior official in the Trump administration” who said they were “part of the resistance” against the president.
Kushner and the aide ignored all the questions.
NAFTA’s fate was left hanging in the balance after the Trump administration notified Congress last month of plans to enter a bilateral trade deal with Mexico without Canada. Canada could join later “if it is willing,” Robert Lighthizer, the US trade representative, said in a statement.