Reporter Calls Out Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s Son-in-Law Over Anti-Semitism, May Lose Job?

Reporter Calls Out Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s Son-in-Law Over Anti-Semitism, May Lose Job?
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A supposed article condemning racist remarks against her turned out to be more than what her editor bargained for. Now a journalist from The New York Observer is in hot waters after criticizing Donald Trump’s son-in-law, her boss.


Dana Schwartz sent a pitch to her editor at the Observer Tuesday morning. She wanted to write about her experience during the 4th of July celebrations, being peppered by anti-Semitic trolls.

According to the New York Times, it all began after she criticized Donald Trump on Twitter for posting a picture of Hillary Clinton with piles of cash and a six-pointed star.

Her criticism of the presumptive Republican nominee immediately made her fair game for anti-Semites.

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Criticism Of Donald Trump And Jared Kushner

In her article for the New York Observer, she not only criticized Trump for the actions of his alleged supporters but Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law. Kushner is Jewish and is one of The Donald’s top advisors, and also Schwartz boss!

It is unclear whether Ken Kurson, Schwartz’s editor and long-time friend of the Kushner family might have been misled. While it was clear that article would feature the anti-Semitism she experienced when she pitched it, it was not stated that it would criticize Kushner himself.

While Jared Kushner had nothing to do with the anti-Semitic attacks, the article criticized his inaction over the matter. “I’m asking you, not as a ‘gotcha’ journalist or as a liberal but as a human being: how do you allow this” Schwartz wrote.

Regarding the image that has sparked the controversy, it has since been deleted. Trump also denied that the six-pointed star was a symbol for the Star of David. Jared Kushner also issued the statement denying his father-in-law’s alleged racism.

Dana Schwartz was later asked regarding her job after criticizing Donald Trump’s son-in-law. The New York Observer journalist’s only response was “I hope so.”

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