In all that the Trump administration has to say about the American people, this remark is one of the most impressive, citing the “welfare king” habits of the late 1970s and 1980s.
Nearly half a century ago, Ronald Reagan became the catalyst for a distorted belief that Americans were liars, that they were artists who secured wealth only through deception.
Through his storytelling, Reagan has helped popularize the liars who deceive the country and enjoy unearned money. He drove all the ideas to the White House and overhauled policies such as spending on public aid – which would endanger poor Americans for generations to come.
But Kushner’s comments did something else as well: it provided a straightforward picture of the White House’s attitude toward the country’s population.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany claimed Kushner was being held accountable.
“From criminal justice reform and HBCU funding records to low unemployment and high incomes, it is undeniable that President Trump has succeeded in what democracy is just talking about,” she said in a statement.
Remarks like Kushner only heighten these feelings. They delve deep into the real fears of many Americans: If the old ideas were to guide the administration, then there would be no specific policy to confuse the Americans, because the administration would not help them unless they helped themselves.
(Which, in particular, is a joke, considering that Kushner, who inherited wealth, is saying all this in the masculine complexion, which is also the inheritance of wealth.)
On Monday, Brandon Gassaway, secretary-general of the National Commission for Democracy, strongly condemned Kushner and his party.
Gassaway said in a statement that “this approach to the issue of black voters is an indication of Trump’s zeal and disrespect for the lives of blacks.” “We can not afford to give the White House another four years without taking our tea heads seriously and telling us to be grateful for the waste left over from the bargaining table.”