Could Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have helped Trump avoid turmoil on Charlottesville?

President Trump left himself open to praise from "alt-right" activists and criticism from lawmakers, business leaders and political pundits alike on Tuesday afternoon when he said there were "two sides" to the deadly Charlottesville protests last Saturday.

Trump initially spoke out against the "many sides" of violence present as counter protesters turned out against white nationalists, white supremacists and neo-nazis, then verbally condemned racism and white supremacists while reading from prepared remarks on Monday, and then circled back to a "two sides" argument while answering a press question on Tuesday.

As a senior White House official says Trump "went rogue," mediators like Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump -- an advisory White House duo that may have been able to keep the president more centrist in his rhetoric -- are nowhere to be found.

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The couple is reportedly in Vermont for a family vacation, but Glenn Thrush of the New York Times reported on Tuesday that the president's eldest daughter and her husband-turned-White House senior adviser were pushing Trump to denounce the racial bigotry and hatred present on Saturday more fervently.

Where Trump's flip-flop on tone in sounding off on America's history and present struggle with white nationalism and racial hatred is concerned, perhaps Kushner and Ivanka Trump could have done little to sway his ad-libbed moment during a Trump Tower press conference on infrastructure. What is notable, though, is how Jared and Ivanka's vacation plans sync with major moments of Trump's presidency to date.

Ivanka Trump and Kushner were away on vacation both during a House blunder of the health care effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, and when the Donald Trump Jr. email story broke.

Ivanka herself tweeted a reaction to the Charlottesville violence on Sunday, directly calling out "racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis."

Even on Sunday, when President Trump called hate groups by name, Democratic lawmakers and progressive thought leaders felt the denunciation was "too little, too late." The switch in tone from Sunday to Tuesday, though, again flipped the news cycle on its head -- forcing the White House to issue a memo on how the GOP should structure their message in saying Trump was "entirely correct" in his remarks on Charlottesville.

An inability to unify party and president in a message on fundamental issues like racism, freedom of speech and the presence of Nazis in modern America could mean trouble for Trump -- and Jared Kushner and Ivanka.

With unprecedented Oval Office "walk-in privileges" and reverence from the president great enough to put Ivanka in her father's place for a moment at the G-20 summit, the couple's sway with the commander in chief has been a subject of controversy since the 2016 Republican presidential candidate was sworn into office last January.

Reports in the early weeks of Trump's presidency detailed that Kushner and Ivanka Trump may have been instrumental in derailing a draft executive order meant to roll back LGBT protections in the workplace. Skilled in diplomacy, the couple was also eyed by China back in February as a pathway to reconciliation between the U.S. and eastern nation. Despite his reportedly being called a "globalist" behind his back by Steve Bannon, Kushner has received warm White House praise from Trump on his role in spearheading Middle East peace talks.

Alongside newly-named interim White House communications director Hope Hicks, whether Jared and Ivanka will play a role in steering the ship in presidential messaging upon their return from vacation remains to be seen.