What Jared Kushner’s Little Brother Really Thinks of Him May Shock You
While we know quite a bit about the Trump family tree, we don’t often hear as much from the Kushners, the family that Ivanka Trump married into. Ivanka and Jared Kushner were married in 2009 after she converted to Judaism, and while Jared has since joined the staff at the White House, the rest of the Kushner family stays slightly more off the radar.
As it turns out, the Kushner family consists of Jared, his parents, two sisters, and one brother — and his brother’s views might surprise you.
Meet Joshua Kushner, liberal
Jared’s younger brother, Joshua Kushner, mostly stays silent about his political views. But it’s well known that he did not vote for Trump and is a lifelong Democrat. Josh was spotted at the 2017 Women’s March, and he once donated $50,000 to the March for our Lives demonstration to end gun violence.
Next: This Kushner stays out of the spotlight.
Joshua likes a more private life
Unlike Jared, who is seen in numerous photo ops with his father-in-law, President Trump, Joshua stays out of the spotlight despite the fact that he’s dating supermodel Karlie Kloss. Joshua and Karlie never talk about their relationship publicly, but they did post on Instagram about their five year anniversary this year.
Next: He’s also a big supporter of Obamacare.
The Obamacare-shaped elephant in the room
Despite keeping a pretty low profile, Joshua has been an unapologetic defender of the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. He even co-wrote an op-ed defending Obamacare, writing, “The administration’s cuts to outreach and sporadic lip service to repealing the ACA do nothing to stanch growing confusion among shoppers.”
Next: A billion dollar empire in the Trump era.
Professional damage control
Joshua currently runs a $1.5 billion company he founded, Thrive Capital, a venture capital investment firm that focuses on media and internet investments. And many of his business connections and employees weren’t thrilled about Trump’s election, often wondering about Joshua’s own views and how they would impact the company.
Joshua’s statement was reassuring: “It is no secret that liberal values have guided my life and that I have supported political leaders that share similar values,” he said. “But neither political party has a monopoly on the truth or on constructive ideas for our country. It’s important to be open minded and learn from differing opinions.” Joshua then spent a lot of time in one-on-one meetings with nearly 100 employees, assuring them he was the same person he’d always been.
Next: But how does Joshua really feel about his brother?
In spite of it all, the Kushner brothers are best friends
You might expect there to be a lot of disdain between the Kushner brothers, or at the very least, a major sibling rivalry. But both Kushners insist that’s not true — in fact, Joshua has referred to Jared as his best friend in the past.
“Jared and I still speak every day,” Joshua said, staying true to his private nature and refusing to comment on what they talk about or the family dynamic. Jared has also refused to comment much, other than expressing his pride in watching Joshua’s business grow.
Next: Joshua definitely approves of his brother’s wife.
Joshua also loves Ivanka
One thing is certain: Joshua also loves his sister-in-law, Ivanka Trump. They are so close he refers to her simply as his sister. In fact, Joshua and his sister, Nicole Kushner Meyer, currently control Ivanka’s business.
Next: The family remains close.
The Kushners support each other
The Kushners have a long history of family support. In 2005, their father, Charles Kushner, was convicted of tax evasion, witness tampering, and illegal campaign contributions. He took a plea agreement and was sentenced to two years in federal prison, and Jared and Joshua both stayed close with him while he was incarcerated. Their mother, Seryl, also stood by him. In this family, it appears that blood trumps political differences.
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