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Politics Kushner questions if Black Americans "want to be successful" in widely criticized Fox News interview

05:40  27 october  2020
05:40  27 october  2020 Source:   salon.com

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During a Fox News interview on Monday, Kushner , speaking about Black communities in the United States, said his father-in-law'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

a man wearing a suit and tie: Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner © Provided by Salon Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner

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Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President Donald Trump, told viewers of "Fox & Friends" on Monday that "a lot of people" who publicly expressed solidarity in the wake of George Floyd's death in custody of Minneapolis police earlier this year were "doing more to polarize the country."

According to the senior White House adviser, Black Americans who are "complaining" about systemic racial injustice can rise up by their bootstraps if only they "want to be successful" and work with his father-in-law.

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Presidential adviser Jared Kushner said Monday that President Donald Trump wants to help Black people in America , but they have to “ want to be successful " for his Kushner , who is also Trump's son-in-law, also criticized prominent people who raised their voices after the killing of George Floyd

During a Fox News interview on Monday, Kushner , speaking about Black communities in the “he can't want them to be successful more than that they want to be successful ,” is a thing said by That's likely due to health care and economic inequities that have hurt Black Americans for decades.

"There's been a lot of discussions about things that were needed in the Black community for the last years, but particularly it intensified after the George Floyd situation," Kushner said, referencing the unarmed Black man's death. "And, you know, you'd see a lot of people who were just virtue signaling. They'd go on Instagram and cry, or they would, you know, put a slogan on their jersey or write something on a basketball court. And, quite frankly, that was doing more to polarize the country than it was to bring people forward."

Floyd's homicide, along with the shooting death of Breonna Taylor, sparked a national reckoning on race and police brutality. Amid the tumult, Trump declared himself "an ally to all peaceful protesters" in a Rose Garden address while riot police were simultaneously deployed to clear peaceful protesters near the White House for a photo-op in front of a church.

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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner criticized athletes and others who have protested against U.S. racism on social media and basketball courts and suggested that Black people had to want to succeed for policies to change. In televised remarks that drew criticism from the Democratic Party

“But he can’t want them to be successful more than they want to be successful .” Kushner ’s remarks drew criticism on Twitter, where Democrats said Although the Black unemployment rate, which has always been far above that of White Americans , fell to its lowest level on record last year, it was still

Nonetheless, Kushner characterized Trump as someone who "does the right things" and "gets results" for the Black community." However, the senior White House adviser said the president cannot help Black Americans "complaining about" their problems if they do not "want to be successful" for themselves.

"We've seen in the Black community, which is mostly Democratic, is that the president's policies are the policies that can help people break out of the problems that they're complaining about," Kushner said. "But he can't want them to be successful more than they want to be successful."

Kushner went on to characterize the Black community as "realizing" it had been duped by Democratic officials and the media.

"I think what you're seeing right now across the country is a groundswell in the Black community, because they're realizing that all of the bad things that the media and the Democrats have said about President Trump are not true," Kushner said. "And so they're seeing he's actually delivered, and they want to get on board and start working with President Trump."

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House senior adviser Jared Kushner criticized athletes and others who have protested against U.S. racism on social media and basketball courts and suggested that Black people had to want to succeed for policies to change. In televised remarks that drew criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential adviser Jared Kushner said Monday that President Donald Trump wants to help Black people in America , but they have to “ want to be successful " for his policies to work. “President Trump’s policies are the policies that can help people break out of the problems that

While Trump "might not always say the right things," Kushner said his father-in-law "does the right things."

"He says what's on his mind and he gets results," Kushner added.

"Fox & Friends" co-host Steve Doocy replied, "Well he does say what's on his mind . . . He's really good at that."

Kushner appeared to blame the old conservative trope that Black Americans do not have enough drive to be successful for a range of empirically observed structural inequities, such as access to equal pay, health care, and housing.

Attorney Ben Crump, who has represented a number of Black families impacted by police violence, including the Floyds, said Kushner had demonstrated "blatant" disrespect.

"Jared Kushner speaks as if Black people are lazy complainers who don't want to be successful," he tweeted in response. "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."

Democratic National Committee National Press Secretary Brandon Gassaway said in a statement to NBC News that Kushner's "dismissive approach to the issues that Black voters care about is indicative of Trump's callousness and disregard for the lives of Black people."

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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner criticized athletes and others who have protested against U.S. racism on social media and basketball courts and suggested that Black people had to want to succeed for policies to change. In televised remarks that drew criticism from the Democratic Party

“But he can’t want them to be successful more than they want to be successful .” The statement was quickly picked up and spread on social media by an official Democratic Party accounts, which focused on Kushner apparently implying that some Black Americans do not want to be successful .

"We cannot afford another four years of a White House that does not take our voices seriously and tells us to be grateful for whatever scraps are leftover from the bargaining table," Gassaway added. "We need leaders who not only value our input but prioritize and act upon it. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are those leaders, and Black voters will continue to show up to the polls in record numbers to ensure that Donald Trump, Jared Kushner and this failed administration get the message."

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany released a statement dismissing Kushner's critics as "internet trolls."

"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," she said. "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. Those who have worked with President Trump have seen success on these joint objectives, unlike with previous failed Democrat politicians."

Trump has repeatedly and falsely claimed that no president besides him has done more for Black Americans except possibly Abraham Lincoln.

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The couple had threatened to sue the anti-Trump group, which says they have not heard back from them since their latest correspondence.Ivanka, the president's eldest daughter and one of his senior advisers, is depicted smiling and gesturing with her hands next to numbers of the amount of people who have died after contracting COVID-19 in the United States.

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