A Depressing Family Mess

Disclosure:  This post appears in slightly different form on a private social media page.

A link to a statement from Donald Trump’s son-in-law — and publisher of the N.Y. Observer — appears below.  He’s in an awkward position, but the statement is an apparent “family loyalty” piece — at the expense of his grandparents.

Using the Nazi Holocaust in this context should damage an adult’s reputation. Jared Kushner isn’t some high school kid who opens his mouth without knowing what he’s saying.

A high school kid can benefit from guidance after an incident like this, and if the guidance comes from wise adults the teenager can develop a better value system because of it. Mr. Kushner is an adult, though. He’s an adult who owns a media outlet. It’s depressing.

On a positive note, he didn’t prevent Dana Schwartz from posting her criticism. A link to Ms. Schwartz’s open letter is included as well, and a third link goes to commentary from Slate writer Jordan Weissmann.

Note: Jared Kushner’s piece is in response to the open letter from Dana Schwartz.  If you wish to read the posts in chronological order, click the second link first.

Jared Kushner: The Donald Trump I Know

An Open Letter to Jared Kushner, From One of Your Jewish Employees

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/07/06/jared_kushner_s_defense_of_donald_trump_is_equal_parts_laughable_and_odious.html

 

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