Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's Jewish son-in-law, has come under fire from family members for referencing their grandparents' story as Holocaust survivors in defending the presumptive Republican nominee's use of the Star of David in a Twitter post attacking Hillary Clinton.
"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," Kushner said in an op-ed in The New York Observer.
Kushner, who is Ivanka Trump's husband, owns the newspaper.
Trump came under fire for his Saturday tweet labeling Clinton as "the most corrupt candidate ever" and featuring the Star of David and the former first lady's image against a backdrop of money.
The star was later replaced with a circle, though Trump told supporters in Cincinnati on Wednesday that the post should have remained intact.
Kushner's relatives took to Facebook to slam him for citing their grandparents in trying to defend Trump.
"I have a different takeaway from my grandparents' experience in the war," said Marc Kushner,
whom Politico described as
an architect and first cousin in New York City. "It is our responsibility as the next generation to speak up against hate.
"Antisemitism or otherwise," he said, linking to the op-ed column.
Jacob Schulder — another cousin, Politico reports — bashed Trump himself, saying that his grandfather would have done a better job running the country than the presidential nominee.
"When an out of touch with reality nominee hires an out of touch with reality campaign manager, who is also a son-in-law, you get the BS Jared wrote," said Schulder. "I don't think Trump is an antiSemite; I think he's a lying idiot (among other things) with little to no experience outside his teetering fiefdom of failed development projects, divorces, bankrupted sports leagues, fraudulent 'universities' and golf courses (and the list keeps going).
"The very first thing a responsible campaign manager should do, I'd think, and I mean the very first thing, would be to take away his father-in-law's Twitter account.
"Even Joseph Kushner would've had the street smarts to figure that one out while living on boiled potatoes in the forest."
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