(JTA) — Jared Kushner’s status as a top aide to President Donald Trump was used to lure Chinese investors to his family’s real-estate company, even after it had apologized for mentioning his name during a sales pitch in May, CNN reported.
References to Kushner are part of online promotions by two businesses that are working with Kushner Companies to find Chinese investors willing to invest in the 1 Journal Square development in exchange for a US visa, according to the CNN report published Friday.
The promotions are posted in Chinese and refer to Kushner Companies as “real estate heavyweights,” going on to mention “the celebrity of the family is 30-something ‘Mr. Perfect’ Jared Kushner, who once served as CEO of Kushner Companies.”
Kushner, who is Jewish, is the son-in-law and senior advisor to Trump. He used to run Kushner Companies before taking key positions in Trump’s campaign and administration.
One ad posted online in May by the company US Immigration Fund, a private business based in Florida, also contains a reference to Kushner’s appearance on the cover of December’s Forbes Magazine, under the headline “This guy got Trump elected.” The post was removed shortly after CNN contacted the company for comment.