Jared Kushner stepped on his message in a fiery interview while talking about President Donald Trump‘s policies geared towards African Americans.
While on Fox News, Trump’s son-in-law appeared to lecture Black Americans by saying that the initiatives being pushed by the Republicans would be more effective if they had more drive to succeed.
Ivanka Trump‘s husband also scolded the Black community by saying that they find themselves in this predicament because they support Democrats.
Kushner was addressing the recent meeting with rapper Ice Cube at the White House.
Ice Cube has been making the rounds, getting into heated arguments, and facing major backlash for talking to Trump’s team about policies that are supposed to close the wealth gap and put the Black community on a path to success.
Kushner explained: “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. But he can’t want them to be successful more than they want to be successful.”
He went on to say: “What you’re seeing throughout the country now is a groundswell of support in the Black community because they realize that all the different bad things that the media and the Democrats have said about President Trump are not true, and so they see that he’s actually delivered.”
With about one week before the presidential election, many are baffled by this political gaffe, knowing that Trump has been trying to woo Black voters.
Social media lit up after Kushner’s comments surfaced with many people bashing him for pushing talking points and not understanding what it means to be born into poverty.
This voter lashed out and said: “While they get an inheritance from their rich family, they think blacks don’t want to better themselves, but then again, they don’t believe America has racism.”
Kushner was called out by this social media enthusiast: “Coming from the man who inherited his wealth.. that’s all every Republican needs to hear to make themselves feel good about their racist beliefs and treatment of other Americans that aren’t white.#feelgoodracism.”
A commenter opted to mock the multi-millionaire: “Sigh…yes, there are so many opportunities out there, and the vulnerable populations just aren’t taking advantage of them said no sensitive, educated person ever. Make it stop.”
Kushner received some support from White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany who said this in a statement: “It’s disgusting to see internet trolls taking Senior Advisor Jared Kushner out of context as they try to distract from President Trump’s undeniable record of accomplishment for the Black community. From criminal justice reform and record [historically black colleges and universities] 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.”
The Trump campaign is running out of time to change the outcome of this election.