Jared Kushner was born into incredible privilege in January of 1981. Following college, he was given a plum position in his family’s massive real estate company. And despite his lack of experience, Donald Trump has given his son-in-law numerous important positions within his administration.Still, Kushner has no problem talking down to people who may not have had as much of a leg up as he did. During a recent appearance on Fox & Friends, the political adviser was asked about Black voters. Kushner told the panel that Black people have to “want to be successful.”
The president’s son-in-law began, “There’s been a lot of discussion about the issues that were needed in the Black community for the last years, particularly it intensified after the George Floyd situation.”
Kushner continued, “You saw a lot of people who were just virtue signaling, they’d 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.”
“And again, one thing we’ve seen in a lot of the Black community, which is mostly Democrat,” he obliviously closed, “is that President Trump’s policies are the policies that can help people break out the problems that they’re complaining about. But he can’t want them to be successful more than they want to be successful.”
Watch a clip of the interview below, courtesy of the Fox News network:
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