White House senior advisor and son-in-law to President Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, wants to talk to LeBron James about putting words to action.
However, the tone deaf request comes too late.
Per Bloomberg, Kushner wants to reach out to the Los Angeles Lakers star after he and other NBA players boycotted playoff games on Wednesday.
Silver Spoon Jared Kushner calling NBA players “lucky for being able to take a night off from work” is too rich.
These are grown men who have worked insanely hard to earn their jobs. Without rich parents.
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) August 27, 2020
“What I’d love to see from the players in the NBA — again they have the luxury of taking a night off from work, most Americans don’t,” he said. “I’d like to see them start moving into concrete solutions that are productive.”
Wait, did Richie Rich just low key put LeBron on blast for having a high paying job? Last, I checked, not only did Kushner inherit wealth but he also is the biggest beneficiary of nepotism and “has the luxury of taking a night off from work.”
It is indicative of a tone deaf Administration led by Trump sycophants and bloodline who continually attempt to reshape the narrative to suit their needs.
My Harvard ‘03 classmate Jared Kushner got in because his parents donated $2.5 million to Harvard. Me? I taught myself to take the SAT there was no $ for a class.
Which one of us knows something about earning our position in life, Jared? https://t.co/AnwQNTGsuo
— The Disordered Cosmos by Chanda Prescod-Weinstein (@IBJIYONGI) August 27, 2020
The NBA protests and lack of play shines a bright light on the social injustice that happened just recently to Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
An injustice that was not mentioned by President Trump during his RNC speech or any appearances over the last four campaign days.
The fact that LeBron has put himself at the center of creating change makes the comment but Kushner so divisive. It insinuates that all his efforts thus far aren’t relevant unless he approves them as “concrete solutions.”
Receipts On Deck
I guess Kushner didn’t hear about the I Promise School, which James opened in the summer of 2018 in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. The school is a partner project between the LeBron James Family Foundation and Akron Public Schools.
The school targets students who are at-risk for reading or need academic intervention before falling behind their peers. James presented the school with a $1 million donation early last year through a grant from the Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation. The funds will go toward building a new gym.
Not enough? Oh there’s more.
James is also spearheads, More Than a Vote, a collective of athletes fighting to combat voter suppression. They announced a multimillion-dollar initiative to increase the number of poll workers in Black electoral districts ahead of November’s general election.
The project, a collaboration with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, aims to recruit young people to serve at polling locations in Black communities in swing states, including Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Florida and Ohio.
The effort will involve poll worker recruitment, a paid advertising campaign and a corporate partnership program that will encourage employees to volunteer as poll workers.
The irony of this whole fake news situation is that Kushner is the one that is currently failing the people falling victim to the coronavirus pandemic.
In March and early April, Kushner gathered a team to devise a nationwide coronavirus testing plan. However, according to Vanity Fair, some members of Jared Kushner’s coronavirus task force believed the pandemic would affect Democratic areas worse and may have adjusted accordingly.
At last count, there were just under 200,000 deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S.
Maybe instead of focusing on the NBA’s peaceful protests, Kushner should refocus on the task at hand, saving lives.