Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President Trump, faced backlash online after an interview with Fox News went viral due to his controversial remarks about the Black community.
“One thing we’ve seen in a lot of the Black community, which is mostly Democrat, is that President Trump’s policies are the policies that can help people break out of the problems that they’re complaining about,” he said, referencing Trump’s Platinum Plan. “But he can’t want them to be successful more than they want to be successful.”
Dear Jared Kushner,
That is all.
— Eleven Films (@Eleven_Films) October 27, 2020
Following the backlash, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany rushed to Kushner’s aid, claiming that his words were taken out of context.
“From criminal justice reform and record HBCU funding to record low black unemployment and record high income increases, there is simply no disputing that President Trump accomplished what Democrats merely talked about,” she said in a statement.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Kushner’s comments:
Eugene Robinson on @Morning_Joe: “If you look up white privilege in the dictionary, you’ll see a picture of Jared Kushner.” pic.twitter.com/AL1WRJA7Gr
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) October 27, 2020
Looking forward to Jared Kushner and @Peggynoonannyc’s “Take It From Us- Etiquette For Black Folk”
Preorder your copy today!!!
— Bradley Whitford (@BradleyWhitford) October 27, 2020
Jared Kushner is the face of white privilege and nepotism. He doesn't want to change our racist, broken system because he benefits from it.
He’s the last person that should be lecturing the Black community on the value of “hard work.” https://t.co/KyuTgPZv9a
— Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee) October 26, 2020
I don’t wanna hear any of y’all tell me that Jared Kushner can’t be a racist because he’s Jewish.
He’s a white supremacist. Case closed.
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) October 26, 2020
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