ADL Says Jared Kushner A Growing Target Of Online Anti-Semitism
(JTA) — Anti-Semitic invective against Jared Kushner has shot up recently, according to a report by the Anti-Defamation League.
The ADL report documents a series of anti-Semitic tweets from white supremacists directed at Kushner, an Orthodox Jew and President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law. The tweets, sent by leading anti-Semites like David Duke and Richard Spencer, claim that Kushner is manipulating Trump and leading the United States into war for Israel’s benefit.
“#FireKushner No one voted for Kushner,” Spencer tweeted on April 7. “Indeed, many of us voted against people like Kushner having power.” On Saturday, Duke tweeted, “We are being brought down from within. ZIO [Zionist] Supremacists are the true enemy of the American people… not Assad, not Putin. #FireKushner”
“This campaign of anti-Semitism has been driven by white supremacists and anti-Semites and has all the hallmarks of classic Jewish conspiracy theories,’ the ADL wrote in a blog post.
The tweets come in the context of a feud in the White House between Kushner and Stephen Bannon, Trump’s populist chief strategist who used to run the site Breitbart News, which he called “the platform for the alt-right.” As Kushner’s stock has apparently risen in the White House, white supremacists have responded by smearing him as a nefarious adviser who controls Trump.