Even as the White House furiously tries to tamp down rumors that it is torn by inner strife and teetering on the verge of firing adviser Stephen Bannon, President Donald Trump’s far-right supporters have launched a hashtag campaign calling for the ouster of the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Kushner has attracted a great deal of media attention over the last two weeks since — in addition to his role as Middle East peacekeeper and trade liaison to Canada, China and Mexico — it was announced that Kushner would be heading the Office of American Innovation, a bureau designed to streamline and de-bureaucratize the federal government.
Conspiracy monger and far-right radio host Alex Jones dubbed Kushner and Pres. Trump’s daughter Ivanka as “enemies of the republic” after he heard rumors that the pair were largely responsible for the airstrikes in Syria on Thursday night.
This came on top of a series of anti-Kushner hit pieces published by senior White House adviser Stephen K. Bannon’s former company Breitbart.com.
Jones’ and Bannon’s online allies took it upon themselves to launch the #FireKushner campaign in response.
jared, you are a democrat.#FireKushner
— gab.ai/C001D001D (@C001D00D) April 8, 2017
So after getting a bit informed on Jared Kushner and his ties to Israel and George Soros, yeah, #FireKushner
— BornOfRa (@BornOfRa) April 8, 2017
Out with the neocon warmongering merchant. #FireKushner
— Auric Goldfinger (@MrAufinger) April 8, 2017
— Morpheus (@RedPillingYou) April 8, 2017
— Lou Swiple (@Fashy_American) April 8, 2017
#firekushner we do not want kohn or globalists in the whitehouse
— Aidan O (@AidanOrf) April 8, 2017
We all knew this little snake would be trouble, he's been in favour of virtually everything Trump campaigned against! #FireKushner
— victor clarkson (@VictorClarkson7) April 8, 2017
— Outlier (@JustGaga77) April 8, 2017
— Alex (@aLex62297) April 8, 2017
As the hashtag spread, gleeful progressives joined in the fray.
— RiKKeK (@Rikkek7) April 8, 2017
If we were able to fire every incompetent piece of shit in the White House right now – the only one left would be Barron Trump.#FireKushner
— Pin Head (@PiercedSkull) April 8, 2017
SOCIAL MEDIA: #FireKushner is trending on Twitter in the US, with many tweets highlighting his Jewish faith and calling him a 'globalist'
— The Spectator Index (@spectatorindex) April 8, 2017
— Captain Trenaway (@Trenaway11) April 8, 2017
#FireKushner The anti-Semites are all alive and well . . . where's my fucking gun?
— Mia Otterson (@LovelyMissMiaO) April 8, 2017
I'd sleep a lot better at night if he fires Bannon instead of Kusner
(Since investigation will take awhile)
— ❄ TeyV Green ❄ (@TeyV_Green) April 8, 2017
— Tymberlee Hill (@TymberleeHill) April 8, 2017
Jared Kushner vs. Pepe the Frog.
Fine. Tuned. Machine.#FireKushner
— Frederick Douglass (@HITEXECUTIVE) April 8, 2017
— Tina (@lostdogs20) April 8, 2017
Dude, if they #FireKushner, who is going to do the work of Presidenting?
— Kara E (@karathebird) April 8, 2017
Blaming Kushner for what Trump did is the perfect example of the anti-Semitism of the right. #FireKushner
— Lovely Left (@LovelyLeft) April 8, 2017
— CM (@Colinsayshey) April 8, 2017
— Ramiro (@Franxo18) April 8, 2017