(JTA) – Jared Kushner is facing more fire – from two cousins – for defending Donald Trump over an anti-Hillary Clinton tweet featuring images originating on an anti-Semitic Internet site.
Marc Kushner rapped his cousin, a campaign adviser to Trump and the presumptive Republican U.S. presidential nominee’s son-in-law, in a Facebook post Wednesday.
On Wednesday, Jared Kushner had penned a response to a letter by Dana Schwartz, a writer at the New York Observer – a paper Kushner owns – for not responding to the tweet juxtaposing Clinton’s face with the star superimposed with images of dollar bills. The letter unequivocally defended Trump, saying he has “another side” the media never sees. Kushner criticized those calling out Trump – he called them “the journalists and Twitter throngs” – and invoked his family’s Holocaust history, arguing that the issue “is not idle philosophy to me.”
“I am the grandson of Holocaust survivors … My grandmother’s brother Chanon, for whom my father is named, was killed along with about 50 others. My grandmother made it to the woods, where she joined the Bielski Brigade of partisan resistance fighters,” Kushner wrote in the Observer piece. “I go into these details, which I have never discussed, because it’s important to me that people understand where I’m coming from when I report that I know the difference between actual, dangerous intolerance versus these labels that get tossed around in an effort to score political points.”
But Marc Kushner wrote on Facebook: “I have a different take-away from my Grandparents’ experience in the war. It is our responsibility as the next generation to speak up against hate. Anti-semitism[sic] or otherwise.”
Marc Kushner is the son of Murray Kushner, brother of Jared’s father, Charles.
It is the latest in a series of family spats in a decades-long family feud that predates Charles Kushner’s 2005 arrest for tax evasion and attempting to seduce his brother-in-law with a prostitute.
Jacob Schulder, another of Jared Kushner’s cousins, commented on Marc Kushner’s post, according to Politico.
“That my grandparents have been dragged into this is a shame,” Schulder wrote, according to Politico. “Thank you Jared for using something sacred and special to the descendants of Joe and Rae Kushner to validate the sloppy manner in which you’ve handled this campaign.”