“One thing we’ve seen in much of the black community, which is predominantly Democratic, is that President Trump’s policies are the policies that can help people get out of the problems they complain about,” he said. he declared to the hosts. “But he can’t want them to be successful more than they want to be successful.”
The comments quickly sparked outrage and disbelief that Mr. Kushner seemed to be destroying the work ethic of an entire community. Ben Crump, a civil rights attorney who represents the family of Breonna Taylor, tweeted that, “This blatant NON-RESPECT shows that he has NO understanding of the black community.”
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany defended Mr Kushner and said his comments were taken out of context.
“It’s disgusting to see internet trolls taking senior adviser Jared Kushner out of context as they attempt to distract from President Trump’s undeniable record of achievement for the black community,” she told The Hill.
“You’ve seen a lot of people who were just pointing out virtue – 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 said. “Frankly, it did more to polarize the country than to move people forward. You solve problems with solutions. “
Mr Kushner admitted that most black people support the Democratic Party, but said: “Unlike most politicians who have been in Washington for decades and who talk and say all the right things, President Trump may not always say the right things, but he does the right things. “
According to a recent FiveThirtyEight study, Democratic candidate Joe Biden is expected to get over 70% of the black vote, less than Democrats in previous years, but still a seemingly decisive advantage.