(Really, I’m just curious who is friends with both Kushner and the guy who wrote “F*** Tha Police,” but I digress.)
Kushner then pivoted from responding to a legitimate question about the meeting to spitting out a dizzying jumble of words dripping with racial grievance. It was so chock-full that it can only be done justice by being broken apart, line by line.
Kushner: “One thing we’ve seen a lot in the Black community, which is mostly Democrat…”
Here we go. Anyone looking for sincere comments about race from the First Son-In-Law could have tuned out here. This isn’t about racial reconciliation, but about owning the libs.
“President Trump’s policies are the policies that can help people break out of the problems that they’re complaining about.”
Economic inequality, disparate treatment, police brutality, unequal access to health care — the kinds of ills Mr. Kushner will never face — are the very systemic issues Blacks have been “complaining” about for generations. By no objective measure has the President’s policies made them better in any meaningful way.
“But he can’t want them to be successful more than they want to be successful.”
Anyone with a Black grandmother could have heard her responding to Kushner’s line here with: “Oh, bless that boy’s heart.” Kushner’s insult to Black people is rooted in lies — the lie that we live in a pure meritocracy and the lie that systemic racism somehow does not exist and does not still plague us in 2020.
Kushner’s point, echoed by so many, pins blame for America’s yawning inequality on the wrong people.
“And what you’re seeing throughout the country now is a groundswell of support in the black community…”
“…because they’re realizing that all the different bad things that the media and the Democrats have said about President Trump are not true…”
“…and so, they’re seeing that he’s actually delivered, he’s put up results.”
Or, to be blunt, simply by being the only Black man to ever ascend to the presidency, Barack Obama has done more for Black people than Donald Trump ever will in his life. Nothing will ever change that.
“Unlike most politicians who have been in Washington for decades who talk and say all the right things President Trump may not always say the right things, but he does the right things.”
It is hard to see Kushner’s comments as anything other than an attempt to solidify President Trump’s white-male base the week before an election. But it’s remarkable to see how a series of tossed off comments that were supposed to be a list of accomplishments could have been so ignorant, deceitful and insulting to Black people at the same time.