Jared Kushner keeps his mouth tightly shut.

Jared Kushner Roundly Mocked for Complaining About the NBA Strike

The poster boy for nepotism was ridiculed for his lack of self-awareness.
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Presidential advisor and charisma-less Bobby Newport Jared Kushner made headlines when he decided to comment on the NBA strike. The NBA and the WNBA announced yesterday that they would be going on strike to protest racial injustice and police brutality in the wake of the violent shooting of Jacob Blake. This strike was announced amid the ongoing protests against police violence in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

In an interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Kushner was asked if the White House supports the strike, to which he responded, “I think the NBA players are very fortunate that they have the financial position where they’re able to take a night off from work without having to have the consequences to themselves financially. So, they have that luxury, which is great, … With the NBA, there’s a lot of activism and I think that they put a lot of slogans out, but I think that we need to turn that from slogans and signals to actual action that’s gonna solve the problem.”

Kushner added in an interview with Politico that he would be reaching out to Lakers star and activist LeBron James.

Jared’s comments about the “luxury” of NBA athletes is condescending and ridiculous, considering that Kushner was born into wealth and has had literally everything handed to him on a silver platter, including his plum White House gig. He is qualified for nothing, yet exerts a stunning amount of influence which has time and time again proved to be disastrous for our country.

Many took to social media to mock the poster boy for nepotism:

(via HuffPost, image: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.