Slumlord nepotism doll Jared Kushner: Black people must ‘want to be successful’
I’ll be honest: I’ve been suspicious about how little “breaking news” there is in the final weeks of the election cycle. The past two weekends have been very quiet – “quiet” for the Trump era – and the current “big stories” dominating the 24-hour newscycle are actual stories affecting all of us, like the terrible coronavirus numbers, or the tanking economy, or how all of the Trumpers are f–king awful. Speaking of, with one week to go before Election Day, Donald Trump’s go-to guy, the guy who runs the White House singlehandedly, chose to talk about how poor Black people are poor because they want to be that way, because if they had any sense, they would have just inherited money and access from daddy. This is what Jared Kushner said yesterday during a live interview on Fox News:
White House adviser Jared Kushner described Black America’s issues with inequality and racism in the country as “complaining,” during an interview Monday on “Fox & Friends.”
“The thing we’ve seen in the Black community, which is mostly Democrat,” he said, “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.”
It’s hard for someone to pick themselves up by their bootstraps when a cop’s knee is on their neck. It’s hard to boil all Black issues down to criminal justice reform too, because every time Donald Trump and Jared Kushner do that, what they’re telling the Black community is that all Black folks are criminals and this alone is the issue that most affects them. It’s also difficult for Jared Kushner, an actual slumlord who was too stupid to get into Harvard without his daddy donating a huge amount of money, to speak about Black issues without falling demon-face-first into his own privilege. So, basically, Donald Trump’s right-hand man, the guy in charge of the campaign AND the White House, is telling Black folks that they’re too lazy to be successful.
Jared Kushner on the Black community: "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 that they want to be successful." pic.twitter.com/SX9vWiAfag
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 26, 2020
“It’s disgusting to see internet trolls taking Senior Advisor Jared Kushner out of context as they try to distract from President Trump’s undeniable record of accomplishment for the black community,” @PressSec Kayleigh McEnany.
She cites criminal justice reform, HBCU funding.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) October 26, 2020
Never forget that Jared Kushner dumped a national testing plan early on in the pandemic because he thought COVID-19 was only affecting blue states. That’s genocide.
Kushner should be in prison right now.
— Andrea Junker ® (@Strandjunker) October 26, 2020
You have to hand it to Jared Kushner, because that's the only way he's ever achieved or accomplished anything his whole life.
— Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) October 26, 2020
You cannot blame Jared Kushner for holding antiquated opinions because he is the ghost of a sickly Victorian child and therefore a product of his time. Have some sympathy for the poor, undead, racist ghoul. Honestly.
— R. Eric Thomas (@oureric) October 26, 2020