For weeks now, reports have circulated that New York would not welcome Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner back with open arms. Even the couple’s social inner circle wants nothing to do with them after their stint in the White House.
New York has made it pretty clear that the Trumps are no longer welcome, but just in case Ivanka didn’t get the message a string of “Not Wanted” posters are appearing all across Manhattan.
Ivanka has faced fierce criticism for not standing up to her father over a long line of controversial policies, including separating children from their parents at the border.
The western-style signs that feature Ivanka’s photo are being put up all around her former hometown just as her father’s time in the White House is dwindling down.
The “Not Wanted” posters are the work of the comedy duo “The Good Liars.” The comedy team is made up of Jason Selvig and Davram Stiefler. The posters mock Ivanka’s “fake posh” accent.
The posters also take aim at her husband, senior White House advisor Jared Kushner, referring to him as the fictional creepypasta supernatural character known as Slender Man. Stories of the Slender Man commonly feature him stalking, abducting, or traumatizing people, particularly children.
The Slender Man is depicted as a thin, unnaturally tall humanoid with a featureless face that always wears a suit.
Rumors are swirling that Ivanka and Kushner will avoid a return to New York and will instead move into a cottage at Donald Trump’s privately owned golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey. Ivanka and Kushner were married at the resort and Donald Trump’s Trump Organization has submitted plans for approval for a cottage to be expanded on.
A former friend of Ivanka’s anonymously shared that if she returned to New York she would be shunned.
“Everyone with self-respect, a career, morals, respect for democracy — or who doesn’t want their friends to shame them both in private and public — will steer clear,” they said.
This is hardly the first time that signs has been seen in New York slamming First daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband senior White House advisor Jared Kushner.
The couple warned they might sue the Lincoln Project over two Times Square billboards criticizing the administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The GOP group had been hammering President Donald Trump during this past campaign season, but perhaps they took things a little too far.
Ms. Trump and Mr. Kushner’s lawyer Marc Kasowitz sent the super PAC a letter which made it clear they were not playing games.
“I am writing concerning the false, malicious and defamatory ads that the Lincoln Project is displaying on billboards in Times Square.”
Kasowitz stated, “Those ads show Ms. Trump smiling and gesturing toward a death count of Americans and New Yorkers, and attribute to Mr. Kushner the statement that “[New Yorkers] are going to suffer and that’s their problem” (alteration in original), with body bags underneath.”
Plus he added, “Of course, Mr. Kushner never made any such statement, Ms. Trump never made any such gesture, and the Lincoln Project’s representation that they did are an outrageous and shameful libel.”
He went on to make a threat, and left no grey area. “If these billboards are not immediately removed, we will sue you for what will doubtless be enormous compensatory and punitive damages.”
The Lincoln Project has targeted the couple before but nothing like on this level. Now they are plain nasty. The outfit is not only trying to take down Pres. Trump. But all in his orbit as well.
Kushner had previously taken some criticism over his pandemic response. With reports claiming a lack of coordination and dismissive attitude as alleged by The Lincoln Project. Who add insult to injury as Kushner and Trump called New York City home.
This coming not long after reports that federally-backed Freddie Mac signed off last year on over $780 million in loans to Kushner Companies.
In particular now there is evidence of overly friendly terms given on these reported deals. Those even said to be among the biggest amounts the company has ever transacted.
Media outlet ProPublica has revealed some details about those cushy arrangements. One troubling detail is how Freddie Mac packaged the 16 loans into bonds in August 2019 and sold them to investors.
That which reportedly increase the risk to the agency plus investors who buy bonds with Kushner mortgages in them.
It has also been claimed that Freddie Mac then gave the green light for another $60+ million to lend Kushner and company.
These funds allowed Kushner to purchase thousands of apartments on the east coast. .
Beyond that, another bothersome detail of the arrangement is how Freddie Mac is accused of overestimating the Kushner companies profitability. A highly dangerous game to be playing, especially with someone else’s money.
If the Kushner Companies default on the loan by decreases in property value, the U.S. taxpayers could be the one responsible for paying back a large portion of the $850 million in Freddie Mac financing.
Freddie Mac says that’s unlikely. However, taxpayers had to bail out the agency and its larger family member, Fannie Mae, during the last real estate crash by the sum of $190 billion as the agencies plummeted.
To address the issue, Freddie Mac said it does “not consider the political affiliations of borrowers or their family members.” And called ProPublica’s analysis “random, arbitrary and incomplete” then asserted that the Kushner loans “fit squarely within our publicly-available credit and underwriting standards.”