The Horrible Things Jared Kushner’s Harvard Classmates Have to Say About Him Will Make You Think

Ivanka Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner, has caused as much controversy as many other members of the Trump family before and after Donald Trump became president. Those who know him — and those who don’t — have repeatedly spoken out against him. And his former Harvard classmates used an unexpected outlet to share their thoughts.

It quickly became clear whatever friends Kushner may have had in school wouldn’t associate themselves with him now — even if he paid them to. But they didn’t hesitate to express their feelings in their class reunion report. One person wrote a haiku. And another insulted his beard — or lack thereof (page 5). You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll be glad you never knew him like they did.

‘Get out’

Jared Kushner

This classmate gave Jared Kushner something of a warning. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images

If you’re not going to say something nice, why not say something mean in the form of a poem? One of the most creative notes to Kushner appeared in the form of a haiku. It read: “Real tough world right now / Our classmate really involved??? / Get out of there now.”

Next: No one hesitated to “shame” him.

‘Shame on you’

Kushner and Trump

This classmate sees Jared Kushner’s work as being complicit in authoritarian behavior. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Another classmate, whose parents were Holocaust survivors, wrote: “Mostly, I feel low-grade, constant horror as I watch attacks on refugees, minorities, my most at-risk patients, women’s rights, and the environment, and new threats of nuclear war. Shame on you, Jared Kushner.”

Next: Some specifically cited his accusations.

‘We can all be better’

Michael Flynn and Jared Kushner

Jared Kushner and Michael Flynn were both caught making misleading statements. | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Classmate Angelina Fryer wrote: “I think what I’m most proud of, however, is what I’ve managed to avoid during the past five years. I haven’t been accused of making false statements on or material omissions from security clearance disclosure forms … [or] colluding with representatives of a foreign government to affect the outcome of an election. … I think we can all be better than that.”

Next: The book left plenty of room for jokes.

‘A real, live fascist’

This classmate came out and called Jared Kushner a fascist. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Some used the opportunity to “compliment” Harvard’s accomplishments. Former classmate Jon Sherman wrote: “I, for one, am actually glad that our Class of ’03 finally has a real, live fascist among us. Who says Harvard isn’t diverse?”

Next: This classmate had more to say — about Kushner’s appearance.

‘How to grow a beard’

Senior Advisor Jared Kushner waits for a meeting with Prime Minister of Malaysia

No, really, can Jared Kushner grow a beard? | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

That joke wasn’t even the end of the note — Sherman had more to say. He continued: “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.”

Next: Sherman is also ashamed the two attended the same institution.

‘An utter disgrace’

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump make their way across the South Lawn

A classmate called Jared Kushner a disgrace. | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

Sherman also called Kushner “an utter disgrace” when updating his classmates on his life 15 years after their Harvard graduation. He said: “It’s an opportunity — and other people saw it as that as well — to shame him.”

Next: Others are ashamed of the institution they attended.

‘Shame on Harvard’

Harvard University''s main campus

Harvard got some of the blame, too. | Darren McCollester/Getty Images

Some former classmates directed all their frustration at one individual. Classmate Chanda Prescod-Weinstein instead shamed both Kushner and the educational institution they both once called home. She wrote: “Shame on you, Jared Kushner. And shame on Harvard.”

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