Jared Kushner under fire for suggesting that Black Americans don’t want to be successful

White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner came under fire on Monday after he made a racist comment during a Fox News interview.

Kushner who is also the President’s son-in-law, during the interview, implied that Black people, mostly Democrats don’t want to be successful. He made the statement in regard to his meeting with Ice Cube to discuss the way forward with Black America and their role in the upcoming election.

“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 are complaining about,” Kushner said. “But he can’t want them to be successful more than they want to be successful.”

The Senior Advisor added that the recent events and developments around the country, especially support towards the Black community shows that all the things the media and Democrats have said about President Donald Trump are “not true”. He said people are starting to see that President Trump actually delivered.

The words of Kushner were not all well received by the Black community as some activists condemned his suggestion about the Black community.

“Jared Kushner speaks as if Black people are lazy complainers who don’t want to be successful,” said Ben Crump @AttorneyCrump in a tweet. “This blatant DISRESPECT shows he has NO understanding of the Black community and its challenges that have spanned through the centuries. You can’t “fix” these problems from this level of ego.”

CNN’s Franita Tolson also tweeted: “To be sure, ‘Black people are lazy’ from a person born on third base is not the closing argument I expected, but it is 2020.”

Founder of the Lincoln Project, George Conway wrote: “I think he really wants another billboard.” Making reference to the recent clash involving Kushner over billboards criticizing Kushner and the overall Trump administration’s COVID-19 response.

White House Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany spoke in defense of Kushner saying his comments were taken out of context.

“It’s disgusting to see internet trolls taking Senior Advisor Jared Kushner out of context as they try to distract President Trump’s undeniable record of accomplishment for the Black community,” she told The Hill.

Following events from the George Floyd killings and the Black Lives Matter movement that once again began, Kushner criticized people who condemned the killing.

“You saw a lot of people who were just virtue signaling – they go on Instagram and cry, or they would, you know, put a slogan on their jersey or write something on a basketball court,” Kushner criticized heavily. “Quite frankly, that was doing more than to polarize the country than it was to bring people forward. You solve problems with solutions.”

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