Jared Kushner says black people must ‘want to be successful’

Washington: Presidential adviser Jared Kushner said on Monday that President Donald Trump wants to help black people in America, but they have to “want to be successful” for his policies to work.

“President Trump’s policies are the policies that can help people break out of the problems that they’re complaining about, but he can’t want them to be successful more than they want to be successful,” Kushner said on Fox & Friends.

White House senior adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner.

White House senior adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner.Credit:AP

Kushner, who is also Trump’s son-in-law, also criticised prominent people who raised their voices after the killing of George Floyd, a Black man who died in police custody, but then didn’t follow through and work to find ways to improve the lives of Black people in America.

“You saw a lot of people who were just virtue signalling — they go on Instagram and cry, or they would, you know, put a slogan on their jersey or write something on a basketball court,” Kushner said.