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Did Trump's son-in-law and special adviser Jared Kushner delete or never Tweet?

Twitter has noticed that something is amiss with Jared Kushner's account.

On Monday, Kushner, son-in-law and senior adviser to President Trump, was designated leader of the White House Office of American Innovation -- a new office charged with using ideas from the business world and applying them to government functions.

Kushner and a team of former business executives will bring new ideas to stodgy Washington practices to address some of Trump's campaign promises.

In addition, Senate investigators said they plan to question Kushner as part of their inquiry into connections between Trump associates and Russian officials or others linked to the Kremlin .

The moves have but Kushner in the spotlight with Americans speculating on everything from the circumstances of his acceptance in to Harvard University to how qualified he is for the many roles he has been given in the Trump administration.

But it was one fact in particular that seemed to really rankle Twitter users. Kushner's Twitter account (and in fact, his entire social media profile) looked way too clean for any self-respecting millennial.

According to Twitter, Kushner has had an account since 2009 and has more than 38K followers, but has never Tweeted.

It isn't clear if Kushner's Tweets were deleted or never existed, but several sources have noted that his account has appeared inactive for at least several months, even as his public profile has been heating up.

Here's what Twitter had to say about that:

Given all the chatter, Kushner isn't likely to start Tweeting anytime soon.

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Nedra Rhone has been a features reporter with the AJC for 10 years. She’s written about everything from fashion to food to news.