Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, both advisors to President Trump, have just decided they will attend the Allen & Co. conference this week in Sun Valley Idaho, FOX Business has confirmed. The duo will join the likes of media titans including Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes, CBS Chairman Les Moonves, as well as a host of billionaires such as Warren Buffett.
The question baffling some of the high rollers in attendance is why? The answer according to political operatives back in Washington: to escape.
White House aides confirmed to FOX Business that the couple plans to arrive in Sun Valley late on Wednesday. They are expected to attend Thursday’s leg of the conference alongside power brokers including Shari Redstone of the National Amusements, the holding company that runs CBS (CBS) and Viacom (VIA), financier and Home Depot (HD) co-founder Ken Langone, Apple CEO Tim Cook (AAPL) as well as 21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch and Executive Chairman Lachlan Murdoch. 21st Century Fox (FOXA) is the parent of FOX Business and Fox News.
A White House spokeswoman did not return a phone call regarding their attendance at the time of publication.
But a senior White House aide later told FOX Business the couple were invited to the conference a few months ago and are official attendees of the event.
Both Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have limited to zero roles in the media industry, especially in its current iteration that combines television with high tech, internet and cable.