Skip To Content
Breaking News

Jared Kushner’s Cousin Aims To Beat a Trump To Become NYC’s Next Mayor

Jon Kushner, cousin to Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, has serious plans to run for mayor of New York in 2017 — along with Donald Trump, Jr., he is now the second member of Trump’s extended family to express interest in the position.

“He wants to be mayor. It’s his dream. It’s a fantasy of his,” an anonymous source told the website Gawker. “His only reservation is that he’s still too young.”

According to the source, Jon Kushner, 38, discussed his plans to run for mayor during dinner with a group of other friends at the 2nd Avenue Deli.

“We were talking about it, and egging him on, and he admitted that his people, his attorneys, were advising him, were pushing him—they think it’s a perfect storm for next year’s election,” said the source.

After Jared Kushner invoked his family to defend Trump’s use of a Star of David in a disparaging tweet about Hillary Clinton, several of his family members spoke up and denounced his words. While Jon Kushner was not among those family members, the source insists that he’s part of the “good Kushners”.

“He’s always had political ambitions, but he’s not an asshole,” the person said. “They’re the good Kushners.”

Contact Veronika Bondarenko at [email protected] or on Twitter, @veronikabond.


Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.