Former friends are cutting ties to Jared Kushner over his role in Trump's White House

“The hope was that with Jared, there at least was someone who was smart and thoughtful and potentially doing the right things behind the scenes,” one person who previously worked with Kushner told Business Insider.

But people “hate him right now,” they continued. “Not just him as a person so much but what he stands for and the fact that he hasn’t been able to use his position to do anything meaningful for what we stand for.”

Another person who attended Kushner’s wedding in 2009 agreed former acquaintances are “seething.”

“I’m not planning on being friends,” this person said. “I don’t think I’m going to be over it. … I feel really, really upset about what they’re doing. I think it’s so terrible and so disruptive that I can’t get over that. I can’t endorse that.”

Kushner has seen enough relationships break that he now has a word for it: “Exfoliation.”

He is shedding dead relationships like skin cells being scrubbed from a body.

And one particularly bad break-up last July may have inspired it.