While the 2020 presidential election continues to hammer on through its third day, Donald Trump’s own son-in-law, Ivanka’s husband Jared Kushner, is in the background reminding us all exactly why it’s so damn important that Biden take this thing home.
As I’m sure you know personally, the coronavirus pandemic in the United States has been a source of financial hardship that rivals anything we’ve ever known in our lifetime. People lost their jobs. Lost family members. They were unable to feed their families or pay their rent. And while the rest of the civilized world did and still is helping their citizens get and remain on their feet through these unprecedented times, the Trump administration, in conjunction with the Republican-led Senate, gave Americans a measly $1,200 check that’s apparently supposed to last them through almost a year now, and seem to be using any other financial assistance as a pawn in the election.
As we get closer to the end of the year, the already very limited protections for Americans who have been financially impacted by the virus are quickly running out, and according to a new report from the Washington Post, Trump’s son-in-law appears to be cashing in on that as quickly as he can.
The report claims that an apartment company co-owned by Jared Kushner, who serves as a senior advisor to Donald Trump, has now filed “hundreds” of eviction notices for tenants who have fallen behind on their rent payments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
To make matters all the worse, the Post reports that the properties affected by the filings, Westminster Management, a unit of Kushner Cos., are rented by mostly low and middle-income families.
The Hill reports:
An eviction moratorium in Maryland prevents state courts from removing tenants, while a federal order offers protections to renters amid the coronavirus pandemic. The federal protections, which do not prohibit landlords from filing eviction notices or removing tenants for property damage or criminal activity, are slated to expire at the end of the year, raising concerns among experts that 2021 could start with a wave of evictions.”
General counsel for Kushner Cos., Christopher W. Smith, said in a statement for the company, “Westminster has comprehensively abided by all federal, state, and local orders regarding residential tenancies during the Covid-19 pandemic… and will faithfully continue to do so.”
I can’t stress it enough… These people have got to go.
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