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Is this why Jared Kushner keeps his mouth shut in the public eye?

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Despite his heavily reported involvement in the Russia collusion case, there’s a curious element noticeably absent from nearly all coverage of Jared Kushner.

President Trump’s son-in-law received an outsize White House role, senior adviser to the president, after acting as a political strategist for Trump’s campaign. On camera, the 36-year-old real estate heir rarely discusses implications of policy, much like his wife, Ivanka. However, during an April 2016 panel discussion on residential development at the 92nd Street Y, Kushner casually hinted at what he thinks of the average American: He doesn’t.

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“It feels as though every new development is targeting either the high-end luxury tenants or affordable housing; what is being done for the middle class?” moderator David Kaufman asked the panel, which included Jeff Blau, CEO of Related; Abby Hamlin, founder and president of Hamlin Ventures; Steve Witkoff, founder of Witkoff Group; and Kushner, CEO of Kushner Properties.

Kushner volunteered. “I grew up in New Jersey,” he began. “And you know, I was talking to a friend the other day who’s looking to move out to New Jersey, and we’re talking about what he could afford, and what’s interesting is, like, if, you know, you spend a million dollars in New Jersey on a home, you’re buying a major, major mansion; if you spend a million dollars in New York, it doesn’t really get you much.”

Kushner admitted the analysis may have sounded “crazy,” and that “middle class” has some “elasticity”—both true. However, it’s nowhere near the million mark; even in New York, which just two years ago led the nation in income inequality.

The average annual household income in New York City is $85,636.

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‘Comparing yourself to terrorists?’ Internet cracks up at Trump saying dead 9-11 hijackers got more justice than him

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President Donald Trump quoted Fox News host Mark Levin that left many scratching their heads. Levin, who has a show on Sunday evenings, claimed that the terrorists from Sept. 11 got more due process than the president.

The claim was a curious one because, as many on Twitter noted, it's not often that the president of the United States compares himself to a terrorist. Secondly, the 9-11 hijackers all died in the attack, as they were on the planes that crashed into the buildings and into a Pennsylvania field.

Trump is known to quote Levin frequently, though the citations often make the president look worse.

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MLK was ‘gravely disappointed’ with white moderates — whom he believed were responsible for impeding civil rights

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"We also realize that the problems of racial injustice and economic injustice cannot be solved without a radical redistribution of political and economic power."

—Martin Luther King Jr., 1967

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Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe catches Alan Dershowitz in humiliating hypocrisy: ‘He’s not to be trusted’

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Harvard Constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe called out President Donald Trump's lawyer, Alan Dershowitz, Sunday on Twitter, noting that his opinions seem to evolve depending on who he's defending.

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