The Trump administration’s attack on the media continued in Beijing, China, over the weekend, when the press was removed from an event where Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner’s family were leveraging U.S. visas in exchange for large investments in the company Kushner ran until last year.
According to The Washington Post, Kushner’s sister, Nicole, was fundraising for the family’s Kushner 1 real estate project in New Jersey, and boasted about her brother’s connections to both the company and the president. Journalists were removed from the event no doubt due to the fact that she was putting such a conflict of interest on display.
In fact, Congcong Zhang, a China-based contributor for the Washington Post, confirmed that the Kushner family organization “threatened, harassed,” and forced to leave:
I was threatened, harassed and forced to delete recordings and photos of The Kushner family recruiting Chinese investors in US Green cards. https://t.co/8IG5LzjbaU
— Congcong Zhang (@daphnewelkin5) May 6, 2017
People from the Chinese company that works with the Kushners on the investment visa surrounded me and grabbed my shoulder.
— Congcong Zhang (@daphnewelkin5) May 8, 2017
The Trumps and Kushners have been using their positions of powerful for their own monetary gain since day one in office. Now they are blocking the media which falls into the land of tyranny. And that’s disturbing.
The fact that the Trumps and Kushners feel they can control the media while boasting about blatant conflicts of interest is unacceptable and insulting to American intelligence. The Kushners and Trumps should be ashamed of themselves. But are they?