Writer Dana Schwartz took it upon herself to make sure that Jared Kushner realizes the effect his father-in-law Donald Trump's comments are having on the Jewish community. In a powerful open letter published Tuesday in the Observer, Schwartz, a Jewish employee at the paper — which is one of several owned by Kushner's publishing company — detailed the "hateful" responses she received after she called a tweet of Trump's anti-Semitic because it depicted Hillary Clinton's face alongside what appeared to be a Star of David.
Though Kushner, as well as his daughter and his wife, Ivanka Trump, are Jewish, he has yet to comment on Trump's controversial tweet:
Read Schwartz's full letter to Kushner here.
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Update: Hours after Schwartz's letter was published, Kushner released a statement, saying, "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. 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." Schwartz told Politico the statement seems "crafted by PR, and doesn't address the point of my article in the slightest. I'd love a real response from Mr. Kushner."
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