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Jared Kushner is a jack of all trades and a master of none. Everything he has was inherited and his entire reputation has been bought with his family’s money.
Interestingly, he alluded to the concerns of American born Black people as “complaining”. In a twist of good old fashioned Ronald Reagan virtue signaling, Kushner dog whistled that Black people in his view are essentially lazy.
One thing we’ve seen in a lot of the Black community, which is mostly Democrat, is that President (Donald) Trump’s policies are the policies that can help people break out of the problems that they’re complaining about,” senior White House adviser Jared Kushner said Monday morning on Fox News. “But he can’t want them to be successful more than they want to be successful.”
Piggybacking off of President Trump’s promise that he has “done more for the Black community since Abraham Lincoln”, Kushner pushes an age-old trope of underachievement by innate Black inattentiveness.
The statement harkens back to the Ronald Reagan era. The beloved Republican icon touted the image of Linda Taylor, the “welfare queen” to the White House.
She used 80 names, 30 addresses, 15 telephone numbers to collect food stamps, Social Security, veterans’ benefits for four nonexistent deceased veteran husbands, as well as welfare,” said Reagan at a campaign rally in 1976.
This rhetoric emboldened his base to support conservative policies like cutting federal spending on public assistance which affected many in the lower economic rungs of Black America. It also left an intangible cloud of doubt of the true realities of what it means to be poor and Black in America.
However, when you look at the statement by Kushner and many of Donald Trump, it is clear that their opinions of Black America are bigoted and their overtures have been surface politics.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany went immediately on the offensive claiming that Kushner was being taken out of context. She of course reminded the world of the perception of advancement the White House always parades after a Black people verbal faux pas.
“From criminal justice reform and record HBCU funding to record low black unemployment and record-high income increases, there is simply no disputing that President Trump accomplished what Democrats merely talked about,” she said in a statement.
Somewhere Ice Cube has to be thinking, “damn this is what the homies were talking about on Twitter.”
Jared Kushner: Elite-ly Horrible Civil Servant
Jared Kushner comes from an esteemed cabal of so-called elite misanthropes who only respect wealth and seek power at all costs.
His father Charles Kushner built a construction business begun by Jared’s grandfather into a private real estate empire that owned more than 25,000 apartments, millions of square feet of commercial and industrial space, and thousands of acres of developable land.
But Charles Kushner is also a billionaire felon who was convicted in 2005 of illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion, and witness tampering.
He hired a prostitute to seduce his brother-in-law, who was cooperating with federal authorities. Kushner then had a videotape of the tea sent to his sister.
He was sentenced to two years in federal prison. He served only 14 months.
The New Jersey real estate developer pledged $2.5 million to Harvard University in 1998, ironically, not long before his son Jared was admitted to the Ivy League school.
At that time, Harvard accepted about one of every nine applicants. Currently, it only accepts one out of twenty.
According to ProPublica editor Daniel Golden, who wrote a book detailing how the rich buy their children access to elite colleges, Kushner was a lazy student.
“There was no way anybody in the administrative office of the school thought he would on the merits get into Harvard,” a former official at The Frisch School in Paramus, New Jersey, told Golden.
“His GPA did not warrant it, his SAT scores did not warrant it. We thought for sure, there was no way this was going to happen. Then, lo and behold, Jared was accepted. It was a little bit disappointing because there were at the time other kids we thought should really get in on the merits, and they did not.”
While at Harvard, Jared Kushner majored in government. Like his father-in-law, Donald Trump, he skirted the rigors of real academia and bought his way into the esteem of scholarship.
Then he focused on power.
Now as a Senior White Advisor elevated by proxy through his marriage to Ivanka Trump, Kushner used his millennial instincts to try and woo Black America at first.
Did somebody say the Bling-Bling, eh, Platinum Plan?
From Kanye West to Ice Cube, he believes like most rich White millennials that the way to Black America’s heart is through the commercial rap music business. These musical ghetto auteurs have crowned themselves the frontline griots of a generation that never asked for them.
However, with greed behind their rise, they have been co-opted for token partisanship and a chance to become the Black person that saved Black America.
The new definition: Revolutionary “Captain”.
Jared Kushner held court with them while elevating Kim Kardashian into a faux neo Harriet Tubman with prison reform initiatives.
This is all while encouraging Kanye West to split the Black vote by running for a farcical Presidential candidacy. Don’t forget to throw Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson into that mix with his scurrilous tweets.
Jared Kushner is of the same ilk as America’s Founding Fathers. An elite group that wished nothing more than to be independent, clannish, and keep the “Black problem” from spilling into their homes.
Why people continue to be surprised is the only shock.