Jared Kushner got some serious sh*t after defending Donald Trump‘s seemingly anti-Semitic tweet, especially considering his Jewish heritage.
But now, Ivanka Trump‘s husband is facing backlash from his own family!
ICYMI, the presumptive GOP nominee recently posted a picture on Twitter that featured Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in front of a background of dollar bills, with text that read “most corrupt candidate ever” inside a six-pointed Star of David.
When The Donald’s son-in-law, who is also the publisher of the Observer, was asked to comment on the controversy by one of its writers, the 35-year-old gave a PR-crafted response, explaining that the Apprentice alum has always been accepting of his religion, and doesn’t harbor any hate.
In his personally-penned column about the controversial tweet, Jared also shared the story of his grandparents, who had survived the Holocaust.
He even included the horrific part about how his grandmother’s sister was killed in the “first slaughter of the Jews in Novogrudok.”
But, Mr. Kushner’s relatives aren’t happy that he publicized his family’s survival struggles. His cousin, New York architect Marc Kushner, took to Facebook to respond, posting:
Another cousin, Jacob Schulder, commented on Marc’s post to slam Donald and Jared, writing:
“When an out of touch with reality nominee hires an out of touch with reality campaign manager, who is also a son├é┬¡-in-├é┬¡law, you get the BS Jared wrote. I don’t think Trump is an anti├é┬¡Semite├ì┬╛ I think he’s a lying idiot (among other things) with little to no experiences outside his teetering fiefdom of failed development projects, divorces, bankrupted sports leagues, fraudulent ‘Universities’ and golf courses (and the list keeps going). The very first thing a responsible campaign manager should do, I’d think, and I mean the very first thing, would be to take away his father-├é┬¡in├é┬¡-law’s Twitter account. Even Joseph Kushner would’ve had the street smarts to figure that one out while living on boiled potatoes in the forest.”
Jacob continued to bash his famous relative, adding:
“That my grandparents have been dragged into this is a shame. Thank you Jared for using something sacred and special to the descendants of Joe and Rae Kushner to validate the sloppy manner in which you’ve handled this campaign. From the references to ‘Palestine’ at the AIPAC conference (which got Donald jeered) to the justification of the itchy Twitter fingers your father├é┬¡in├é┬¡law has, you’ve managed to further prove what so many of us have known for many years. Kudos to you for having gone this far├ì┬╛ no one expected this. But for the sake of the family name, which may have no meaning to you but still has meaning to others, please don’t invoke our grandparents in vain just so you can sleep better at night. It is self serving and disgusting.”
But, it turns out this isn’t the first point of contention between Jared and these cousins.
Apparently, Marc and Jacob’s parents were witnesses for the government in the case that landed the businessman’s father, Charlie Kushner, in jail for tax evasion back in 2005.
A source told POLITICO that Donald’s son-in-law hasn’t talked to either cousin in about a decade, saying:
“Jared hasn’t spoken to either of these people in 10 years.”
What do U make of this family feud, Perezcious readers?
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