President Donald Trump’s policies can fix what black people are ‘complaining about,’ White House adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner said Monday morning on ‘Fox & Friends.’
‘But he can’t want them to be successful more than they want to be successful,’ Kushner said.
Kushner was talking to the trio of hosts about his sit-down with rapper Ice Cube, who has pitched his ‘Contract with Black America’ to members of both political parties.
Kushner spoke critically of how companies and celebrities showed their support for Black Lives Matter in the aftermath of the ‘George Floyd situation,’ as the White House aide put it.
‘And you saw a lot of people who were just virtue signaling, they’d go on Instagram and cry, or they would 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 bring people forward,’ Kushner said.
‘You solve problems with solutions,’ Kushner said.
‘And one of the things I respect about Ice Cube is he actually went and said, “OK, what are the policies that are needed to solve the problems that everyone is complaining about?”‘ Kushner continued.
Kushner sang a similar tune back in August, when he complained about Lebron James and other NBA player boycotting playoff games on the heels of police shooting Jacob Blake, a black man, in front of his children.
‘What I’d love to see from the players in the NBA – again they have the luxury of taking a night off from work, most Americans don’t,’ Kushner said. ‘I’d like to see them start moving into concrete solutions that are productive.’
President Donald Trump’s son-in-law said he connected with Ice Cube through mutual friends.
‘It was a really in-depth and respectful policy discussion – there were some things we didn’t agree on, but there were a lot of things we did agree on,’ Kushner said. ‘I think he helped make our plan better and we appreciated it.’
Ice Cube’s plan – called the ‘Contract with Black America’ – asks for banking, prison and police reform, and federally-funded ‘baby bonds’ starting at $1,000 for black children.
Ice Cube also wants Confederate statues removed.
Trump has railed against Black Lives Matter activists for tearing down statues and has pushed to keep the names of Confederates on military bases.
Trump has rolled out a ‘Platinum Plan’ for black America, with the aim to create 3 million new jobs over four years, increasing access to capital by $500 billion.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Nikki Schwab