“Something that someone pointed out, no matter how smart you are and how much experience you have, one person should not be doing all of these things,” Gangel continued. “A Republican source who is really watching the White House closely said that he did not think this was about Jared grabbing power. He said he thought it was about Donald Trump has lost confidence in a lot of people around him.”
“And what does President Trump do when he loses confidence? He pivots to the people he knows the best, so the pivot to Jared,” she concluded.I'm not sure that this is completely correct. Trump has never trusted anyone outside his inner circle, so this is characteristic behavior for him. Obviously, Trump's inner circle can't occupy all the offices that need to be filled and Trump is filling them for various reasons, many of them political.
When it comes down to where the rubber hits the road, Trump will either manage things himself or use his circle of trust, the inner core of which is Ivanka and Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon. But I don't think that Trump will use Steve Bannon as an intermediary or courier. That will fall to Ivanka and Jared. Bannon will play the role of adviser and strategist and as such have the inner track.
As an outsider, Trump really has no choice since he has not built a circle of trust within government and the people he has brought in are not in his inner circle either. Loyalty is key, and loyalty is tested in the fire of experience. It's too early in the administration for others to have been tested.
So I don't think it is as much a loss of confidence, as it is of confidence not yet having been gained from loyalty under fire. This is a dicey path that Trump has chosen and the slightest mistake can be quickly become magnified — especially with an intel community that has shown itself to be less than loyal, an opposition party calling for impeachment already, several factions of his own party not on board with him, and a hostile press bent on delegitimizing him and declaring his presidency failed already.
Trump hands everything to Jared Kushner because he’s already ‘lost faith’ in his other hires: GOP insider