White House senior advisor Jared Kushner took time out from his busy schedule to talk to the New York Post‘s “Page Six” after being publicly called out at the Time 100 Gala.
Netflix “Patriot Act” star Hasan Minhaj pressed Kushner over his close relationship with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and urged him to fight for the release of Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul.
“I know there’s a lot of very powerful people here, and it would be crazy if there was a high ranking official in the White House that could WhatsApp MBS and say, ‘Hey maybe you could help that person get out of prison because they don’t deserve it,’” Minhaj said. “But hey, that person would have to be in the room. It’s just a good comedy premise,” Minhaj said.
Kushner spoke with “Page Six” to give his view on the call out.
President Donald Trump’s son-in-law claimed his conversations with MBS were focused on “advancing America’s interests in the region.”
Kushner claimed he had raised the issue of Saudi Arabia’s assassination of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the imprisonment of al-Hathloul.
“I will continue to put pressure on privately,” Kushner promised.
Watch Minhaj’s roasting of Kushner: