This morning, Karlie Kloss shared her engagement (and huge ring) to boyfriend of six years, Joshua Kushner. Over the years, the couple have laid pretty low; besides the occasional anniversary post, they aren't huge about PDA on social media. Nonetheless, her tech entrepreneur fiancé — who would normally be relatively low profile to the masses —has a household name, and it's all thanks to Donald Trump.
When Josh's brother married Ivanka Trump, nobody could foresee it would lead to Jared Kushner (contentiously) becoming a senior advisor to his father-in-law in the White House.
Although Josh talks to his brother every day and is so close to Ivanka he calls her his sister, both Karlie and her fiancé have made it clear they aren't Trump's biggest fans.
Neither of them voted for Trump
On the day of the election, Karlie posted a photo of herself filling out an absentee ballot caption with #ImWithHer.
While Jared didn't explicitly say he voted for Hilary, his rep did tell Esquire that although "he loved his brother and did not want to say anything that might embarrass him … [he] is a lifelong Democrat and will not be voting for Donald Trump in November."
In another interview, he scrambled. "It is no secret that liberal values have guided my life and that I have supported political leaders that share similar values," (By liberal, he means the American kind, not the right wing Australian political party with the misguiding name.)
"But neither political party has a monopoly on the truth or on constructive ideas for our country. It's important to be open minded and learn from differing opinions."
Josh distanced himself from the Trump administration at work
In an interview with Forbes, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield said straight after the election, Josh rushed to tell his portfolio he wasn't associated with President Trump.
"Josh went around to me and presumably every company and said, 'I have no personal ties to this administration. I'm not responsible for their actions and won't be able to get you special favours,'" Butterfield said. "'Just consider me the same person who invested in your company--there is no connection, either good or bad.'"
Karlie campaigned against Trump’s border policies
The backlash to the POTUS' policies ripping immigrant children from their parents was fast and fierce. Around the globe, he was condemned for such callous policies, and Karlie agreed with his denouncers.
"Politicizing [sic] the lives of these defenceless children is heartless," she tweeted. "We have to be the voices for these kids, and I support anyone standing up to do right by them. Call your congressperson RIGHT NOW and support the bill, US – S 3036. Speak up. #KeepFamiliesTogether."
However, the 25-year-old was reproached by some for not picking up the phone and calling her brother-in-law herself.
They both attended the Women’s March
The Women's March is a worldwide protest, advocating for women's rights, immigration reform, healthcare reform, reproductive rights and other issues.
A noble cause, but it was Trump's election that spurred the protest to take place, so the fact it was attended by Jared's brother and his girlfriend was a little awkward.
Josh told marchers he was there "observing". Lol.
They also attended the March For Our Lives
Around 800,000 — about double the number of people at Trump's inauguration — descended upon Washington D.C to protest America's lax gun control laws back in September, amongst them Karlie and Josh.
While the president has said he wants to be "very strong" on background checks and perhaps raise the age for purchasing some guns from 18 to 21, he also maintains the leaders of the NRA are "great people", a sentiment not held by those at the march.
Given their closeness to the White House, their hesitation to talk about their feelings on Trump are understandable, but we are here for the subtle shade. Keep it up, guys.