Joe Biden and the nation’s Democrats have had a strong campaign season. With the election now just one week away, the former vice presidents and a number of house and senate hopefuls have wide leads in polls. The party is now bringing in its most popular member, Barack Obama, to hammer home a closing message.
The 44th president was in swing state Florida today to address voters. He was particularly galled by Jared Kushner’s Monday comments hinting that Black Americans don’t “want it” enough to be successful. Obama took the trust fund baby and his famous father in law to task over the remarks.
Kushner told the hosts of Fox & Friends on Monday, “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.”
#BREAKING: President Obama slams Jared Kushner comments on Black Americans' desire for success: "His son-in-law says Black folks have to want to be successful. That's the problem. Who are these folks? What history books do they read? Who do they talk to?" pic.twitter.com/KJA9ttLB8Z
— The Hill (@thehill) October 27, 2020
Addressing those comments, Obama said to the Orlando crowd, “He (Trump) loves to talk about black unemployment,’ Obama said. “Unemployment was really high when I came in and we brought the unemployment low and kept on going low and he wants to take credit for it, says he’s the best president for Black folks since Abe Lincoln!”
Moving onto Kushner, the 44th president continued, “Now his advisers are out there saying, including his son-in-law — his son-in-law says white folks have to want to be successful. That’s the problem. Who are these folks? What history books do they read?! Who do they talk to?”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.