Father of Jared Kushner trashes 'ethics watchdogs' who discourage 'wealthy' people like his son from public service
Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump via Twitter

In an interview with The Real Deal, the father of Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner called ethics watchdogs "jerks" and said they keep people like his son from wanting to work in public service.

Kushner owns a real-estate business that he says faced mounds of "discrimination" since his son's involvement with the Trump administration.

When it comes to the family's real-estate business, Kushner and his firm's president Laurent Morali, talked about the accusations of conflicts of interest their company has faced and their relationship with the White House.

He also ripped into ethics watchdogs closely observing his business dealings, saying they need to get a "real job.”

“I think they’re a waste of time,” Kushner said of ethics groups. “They’re guys who can’t get a real job,  Give me a break.”

Kushner also noted that his daughter-in-law, Ivanka Trump, “sacrificed to go into government,” and that if he had to choose again he would register as an "independent.”