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Jared Kushner Is Not a Good Person

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | August 27, 2020 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | August 27, 2020 |


The sports world stopped last night. It was like nothing the sports world has ever seen. Four years ago, Colin Kaepernick took a knee. Last night, entire leagues, teams, and players refused to play in protest of racial inequality in the United States.

“I think this world has to change,” George Hill of the Milwaukee Bucks said. “I think our police department has to change. Us as society has to change. And right now, we’re not seeing any of that. Lives are being taken, as we speak, day in and day out, and there’s no consequence or accountability for it, and that’s what has to change.”

It was an upsetting but ultimately inspiring night, and we still don’t know if the NBA is coming back. We don’t know what’s going to happen in the days and weeks to come in the wider world of sports. But the players are demanding action from their owners, and from the wider world.

And what does Donald Trump’s right-hand man, billionaire Jared Kushner, think of all this?

“The NBA players are very fortunate that they have the financial position where they’re able to take a night off work without having to have the consequences to themselves financially,” Kushner told CNBS’s Squawk Box this morning. “They have that luxury, so that’s great.”

He must have thought it was a good line, because he later said it again.

“We’re the ones getting killed. We’re the ones getting shot. We’re the ones who are denied from living in certain communities. We’ve been hung. We’ve been shot,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said yesterday.

Is that what Kushner means by “very fortunate”?

I’m starting to believe that people in the Trump administration might not be very good people.

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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