Jared Kushner may have been trying to court Black voters today, but instead, the president’s son-in-law, while on Fox & Friends, implied that Black people are complainers who only have themselves to blame if they aren’t successful:
“The thing we’ve seen in 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, but he can’t want them to be successful more than they want to be successful.”
Kushner also belittled people who were upset after George Floyd was killed:
“You saw a lot of people who were just virtue signaling,” he said. ‘They go on Instagram and cry or they would put a slogan on their jersey or write something on a basketball court and quite frankly that was doing more to polarize the country than it was to bring people forward.”
Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI) reacted to these statements, “Oh. Trust fund baby slumlord Kushner who has enriched himself in the WH takes the silver spoon out of his mouth long enough to insert his foot with a racist trope about Black people and success.”
Jared Kushner was born into wealth and he married into wealth. He’s never had to “want” success, let alone earn it. All he’s had to do is be in the right place at the right time.
This is a breathtaking insult to the hardworking people who actually make this country great. https://t.co/zULedm8Hk9
— Rep. Gerry Connolly (@GerryConnolly) October 26, 2020
Jared Kushner knows his father-in-law’s cadence when it comes to talking about (not to) black people. Patronizing and superior, it is guised in a fake altruism that must cast a spell only on the most foolish. To the rest of us, it simply sounds villainous.
Jared Kushner speaks as if Black people are lazy complainers who don’t want to be successful. This blatant DISRESPECT shows he has NO understanding of the Black community and its challenges that have spanned centuries. You can’t “fix” these problems from this level of ego. pic.twitter.com/fmILMVbrzY
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) October 26, 2020
Baltimore slum-lord weighs in on the Black community… https://t.co/Y5mGMwEWpi
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) October 26, 2020
Trump: Grand Advisor, we are on our way to a crushing loss. We have to turn the tide. What should we do?
Jared Kushner: Let me insult Black people.
Trump: Are you sure?
Kushner: Have I ever misled you? I got this.
— Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali (@WajahatAli) October 26, 2020
Of this I am certain: The average Black person in this country puts in more work by noon than Jared Kushner puts in the whole damn day. https://t.co/exYSJZ6pAp
— Hakeem Jefferson (@hakeemjefferson) October 26, 2020