White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner is under fire following a Fox News interview earlier today where he implied that Black people, who are “mostly Democrats,” don’t “want to be successful,” according to The Hill.
During the interview, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law was asked about meeting with Ice Cube to discuss his “Contract With Black America.”
“One thing we’ve seen in a lot of the Black community, which is mostly Democrat, is that President Trump’s policies are the policies that can help people break out of the problems that they’re complaining about,” Kushner stated. “But he can’t want them to be successful more than they want to be successful.”
“What you’re seeing throughout the country now is a groundswell of support in the Black community because they’re realizing that all the different bad things that the media and the Democrats have said about President Trump are not true and so they’re seeing that he’s actually delivered,” Kushner added.
Twitter was quick to respond to what some perceive as disrespect to the Black community from someone who didn’t have to work to obtain the success he has achieved.
Jared Kushner speaks as if Black people are lazy complainers who don’t want to be successful. This blatant DISRESPECT shows he has NO understanding of the Black community and its challenges that have spanned centuries. You can’t “fix” these problems from this level of ego. pic.twitter.com/fmILMVbrzY
— Ben Crump (@AttorneyCrump) October 26, 2020
Jared Kushner says if you cried or expressed your public condolences after the killing of George Floyd you were probably just ‘virtue signaling’ and were doing ‘more to polarize the country.’ pic.twitter.com/opGlYjHs4r
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) October 26, 2020
Jared Kushner is a condescending douchebag. https://t.co/J8y3KzDxtJ
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 26, 2020
White Press Secretary pushing back on backlash on Jared Kushner. https://t.co/90wGtV3cRe
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) October 26, 2020
Jared Kushner spewing the racist narrative that problems Black people “complain about” are a result of laziness.
Baby-fed Kushner, who inherited all his opportunities, knows nothing about the generational wealth robbed from Black people over centuries and the trauma of racism. https://t.co/kxmVx3YGbd
— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) October 26, 2020
These comments are 100% TRASH. And Jared knows it. “Jared Kushner Says African-Americans Must ‘Want to Be Successful’” https://t.co/NMizvn9CBP
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) October 26, 2020
Of this I am certain: The average Black person in this country puts in more work by noon than Jared Kushner puts in the whole damn day. https://t.co/exYSJZ6pAp
— Hakeem Jefferson (@hakeemjefferson) October 26, 2020
Born on third base, thinks he hit a triple. Few in US history have been given as much wealth or power without having to earn a thing as Jared Kushner. His father-in-law gave him the position he is failing at miserably, with deadly consequences. We will remember his casual racism. https://t.co/V8pZxFsfow
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) October 26, 2020