Jared and Ivanka threaten Lincoln Project lawsuit

Cheryl Sanders
October 26, 2020

Ivanka Trump and Kushner today threatened to sue The Lincoln Project, a Republican group that is taunting them on Times Square billboards.

While using "false, malicious and defamatory" expressions for advertisements, "If these billboards are not removed immediately, we will sue you for enormous compensation and criminal damages". "The other sees Kushner smiling together with a quote that checks out "[New Yorkers] are going to suffer which's their problem".

Sanderson similarly dissects the billboard featuring Ivanka Trump, noting that she had posted the original image herself, holding up a can of Goya Black Beans, "in violation of federal ethics rules....infamously endors [ing] a commercial product", and that the PAC had replaced the can of beans with the statistics listing 33,336 New Yorkers and 221,247 Americans who had died from Covid-19.

In a subsequent statement, The Lincoln Project said the billboards would not be taken down, calling the outrage "comical".

"After all, Mr. Kushner by no means made any such assertion, Ms. Trump by no means made any such gesture, and the Lincoln Challenge's representations that they did are an outrageous and shameful libel", Kasowitz wrote. "His people are going to suffer and that's their problem", an anonymous source quoted Kushner as saying.

In the photos hung in Times Square, Ivanka Trump and his wife Jared Kushner reacted due to the deaths of the coronavirus in the country. He claims Trump "never made any such gesture" and Kushner "never made any such statement".

Terming the legal threat "frivolous", the Lincoln Project's legal team drew up a three-page response and told the couple's lawyer to "peddle your scare tactics elsewhere". These billboards are not causing Mr. Kushner and Ms. Trump's standing with the public to plummet.

The Lincoln Project, a group of anti-Trump republicans headed up by George Conway, has delivered some of the best anti-Trump ads of the presidential campaign.

" It is unsurprising that an administration that has never had any regard or understanding of our Constitution would try to stomp on our first amendment rights, however we completely plan on making this civics lesson as painful as possible", the Lincoln Task's statement read in part.

Part of the Jared quote used in the billboard did appear in a September 17 Vanity Fair article about an alleged March 21 White House meeting between Kushner and an ad hoc private sector group about the nation's coronavirus response.

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