Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have threatened to sue the Lincoln Project, if the anti-Trump Republicans do not remove two huge billboards from Times Square in New York City, in which they accuse the senior White House advisers of showing “indifference” to Americans suffering and dying under Covid-19.
The Lincoln Project’s response was typically pugnacious.
“Jared and Ivanka have always been entitled, out-of-touch bullies, who have never given the slightest indication they have any regard for the American people. We plan on showing them the same level of respect. The billboards will stay up. We consider it important that in Times Square, the crossroads of the world, people are continuously reminded of the cruelty or density and staggering lack of empathy the Trumps and the Kushners have displayed towards the American people.”
The two billboards, which were funded by The Lincoln Project, were unveiled Friday. The group was formed late last year by former Republicans who wanted to stop President Donald Trump’s reelection.
The first billboard shows Ivanka Trump smiling and gesturing next to the New York and US coronavirus death tolls, which as of Friday said “33,366+” and “221,247+” respectively.
The second shows Jared Kushner smiling with his arms crossed next to a quote that says: “[New Yorkers] are going to suffer and that’s their problem” with graphics of body bags underneath.