Jared Kushner suggested Black Americans just didn't want to be successful -- and social media users were shocked and disgusted.
President Donald Trump's son-in-law and White House adviser appeared Monday morning on Fox News, where he argued that the administration's policies would help Black Americans, but only if they wanted to succeed.
"President Trump's policies are the policies that can help people break out of the problems that they're complaining about but he can't want them to be successful more than that they want to be successful," Kushner said.
He also claimed that the nationwide protests were insincere after George Floyd's killing by police.
“You saw a lot of people who were just virtual signaling,” Kushner said. “They would go on Instagram and cry, or put a slogan on their jersey or write something on a basketball court, and quite frankly that was doing more to polarize the country than it was to bring people forward.”
You have to hand it to Jared Kushner, because that's the only way he's ever achieved or accomplished anything his whole life.— Josh Gondelman (@Josh Gondelman)1603724048.0
@atrupar Weird that black people don’t want to vote for someone like this— Jaynie's Got a Bun (@Jaynie's Got a Bun)1603722244.0
@atrupar Racist prick.— Jo (@Jo)1603724291.0
@danpfeiffer Jared Kushner’s family connections have provided him his only opportunities in life and he’s still fai… https://t.co/4O8hDuDZr4— Jon Favreau (@Jon Favreau)1603721939.0
Of this I am certain: The average Black person in this country puts in more work by noon than Jared Kushner puts in… https://t.co/JOjXyRnLty— Hakeem Jefferson (@Hakeem Jefferson)1603722243.0
Closing message of "People crying after watching a human being slowly killed on camera were faking it for likes" is… https://t.co/P1CPATwKyY— Benjy Sarlin (@Benjy Sarlin)1603721929.0
Jared Kushner is a condescending douchebag. https://t.co/J8y3KzDxtJ— George Takei (@George Takei)1603724543.0
This little weasel just doesn’t get it... https://t.co/3xG2l7QD5U— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@Rex Chapman🏇🏼)1603725219.0
Jared Kushner - son and husband of privilege - has a message for the black community: You would have more wealth i… https://t.co/nA6KYfSwSV— Jason Kander (@Jason Kander)1603722951.0
@atrupar This coming from the guy whose family has made a fortune in low income housing and gouging tenants with ri… https://t.co/AYnDJXUoOl— jimmy craig (@jimmy craig)1603722411.0
@atrupar “Why can’t they get their daddies to buy them bootstraps, the way my daddy did?”— Texas Triffid Ranch (@Texas Triffid Ranch)1603723058.0
@atrupar "have you tried pulling yourselves up by the boot on your necks?"— Duke 'Jazz Muffins' Zero (@Duke 'Jazz Muffins' Zero)1603722284.0
@atrupar The guy who inherited his father’s business, wealth and banking connections implies that Black people may… https://t.co/OoWoKSOg1X— Don Justo (@Don Justo)1603723260.0
Slum lord says what? https://t.co/mBfx4ZEZww— nikki mccann ramírez (@nikki mccann ramírez)1603725143.0
Jared Kushner: There is a “ground swell” of support for Pres Trump among black voters. Fact: Black voters remain… https://t.co/Jwf2UbducX— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche Alcindor)1603714607.0