Jared Kushner, publisher of the New York Observer and son-in-law of GOP presumptive nominee is defending Donald Trump against recent claims that Trump is anti-Semitic.
On Saturday Trump tweeted a picture, showing Hillary Clinton in front of a background made of hundred dollar bills, with the words “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!” written in a six-point star.
Kushner is Jewish, and is married to Ivanka Trump, who converted to Judaism in 2009.
In regards to this picture controversy Kushner said “my father-in-law is an incredibly loving and tolerant person who has embraced my family and our Judaism since I began dating my wife.”
His statement comes in response to an open letter for Observer entertainment written by Dana Schwartz. In her open letter titled “An Open Letter to Jared Kushner, From One of Your Jewish Employees,” she spoke in-depth about her feelings towards the photo Trump posted on his Twitter.
Schwartz directly challenged Kushner to answer for the “anti-Semitism” of the post and of the attacks she received on social media for questioning it. In her letter she writes, “what are you going to do about this?” and “look at those tweets I got again, the ones calling me out for my Jewish last name, insulting my nose, evoking the holocaust, and tell me I’m being too sensitive.”
Kushner went on to say “I know that Donald does not at all subscribe to any racist or anti-Semitic thinking. I have personally seen him embrace people of all racial and religious backgrounds. The suggestion that he may be intolerant is not reflective of the Donald Trump I know.”