Jared Kushner Gets Roasted By His Harvard Classmates
If Jared Kushner wasn’t sure how his former Harvard classmates felt about him, he does now — and it’s not pretty.
Per tradition at Harvard College, members of Kushner’s graduating class were invited to submit updates on what they’ve been up in the last decade-and-a-half for the university’s annual 15th Anniversary Report. Kushner declined to participate, but several of his classmates made sure he was included.
Ben Wikler of MoveOn.org rounded up the best digs.
Jared Kushner didn’t send in a note for Harvard’s 15th Anniversary Report. But flip to the page where his entry would go and you’ll find this, the end of a note from an alphabetically adjacent classmate. pic.twitter.com/HgN7wbPl9p
— Ben Wikler (@benwikler) May 19, 2018
“I, for one, am actually glad our Class of ‘03 finally has a real, live fascist among us. Who says Harvard isn’t diverse?” reads one of the entries. “I’ve always wanted to meet someone who is as unfamiliar with the principles of democratic self-government as he is with how to grow a beard.”
“Our most infamous class member probably won’t even attend the Reunion; life’s busy when you’re unwittingly shooting the History Channel documentaries of tomorrow,” wrote another. “By the time this is circulated, maybe this entire gangster administration will have jumped bail and taken up residence in the authoritarian regimes of their choice.”
An alum, who Wikler identified as astrophysicist Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, took aim at Harvard for admitting Kushner in the first place, and at a system that rewards families like his with tax breaks for donations to private universities. “Shame on Harvard,” she wrote, adding that if she could take back her experience at Harvard in exchange for keeping Kushner out of its hallowed halls, she would do so: “Harvard opened doors for me, but the immense distress people are experiencing right now was not worth it.”