CNN Money: Kushner family apologizes for mentioning White House adviser Jared Kushner
Larry Noble, general counsel of the Campaign Legal Center, a nonprofit watchdog group, said he was skeptical of that explanation.
"You would think if they are going to take part in a marketing event for one of their properties, that they would want to see the PowerPoint," he said.
And even if the slide caught Kushner Meyer by surprise, Noble said the incident demonstrates why such connections can be dangerous. The company's foreign partners would understandably jump at the chance to push any perceived connections to the White House.
"They put themselves in a position where obviously people are going to be touting their connections," Noble said.