Whoopi Goldberg slammed Jared Kushner for comments he made about the black community on Monday. Golberg, on her show “The View” today, went after the White House advisor for implying African Americans were lazy or didn’t want badly enough to fix the problems in their community, the New York Times reported.
“Boy am I getting tired of hearing this crap from people who don’t know anything about what’s going on,” Goldberg said on Tuesday’s show, according to The Wrap.
“Here’s what is wrong for me. If you want people to stop bitching about stuff, then do something about it. …” Goldberg said.
Moreover, the Oscar-winning comedian said she’d lost faith in Donald Trump’s administration for what she considers failures in addressing systemic problems.
“When you talk about what you’re going to do for the Black community, don’t tell me you’re going to pass this law or that law, because you had an opportunity to do that. What I want you to do is I want you to address the issues. If you address the issues then I’ll have some faith. When you do this, this is like a fart in a dust storm. It’s gone,” she added.
Kushner told “Fox & Friends” on Monday that the administration’s policies address issues facing the black community. But, he added, that people must “want to be successful” if they hope to fix those problems.
“One thing we’ve seen in a lot of the Black community, which is mostly Democrat, is that President Trump’s policies are the policies that can help people break out of the problems that they’re complaining about,” he said. “But he can’t want them to be successful more than they want to be successful.”
Jared Kushner Facing Backlash Over Comments
Jared Kushner, who is also Donald Trump’s son-in-law, immediately began to trend on Twitter following the interview. That’s because a lot of people felt his comments were out of line or had employed racist stereotypes.
Ben Crump is a civil rights attorney who is representing the families of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. He’s also lead counsel in a number of other high profile cases involving police killings of black people.
Kushner also said in the Monday interview that many people complaining about the Trump administration weren’t interested in real solutions.
“You saw a lot of people who were just virtue signaling—they go on Instagram and cry, or they would, you know, put a slogan on their jersey or write something on a basketball court,” Kushner said. “Quite frankly, that was doing more to polarize the country than it was to bring people forward. You solve problems with solutions.”
The White House defended Kushner. Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said his comments were being taken out of context by “Internet trolls.”
“It’s disgusting to see internet trolls taking Senior Advisor Jared Kushner out of context as they try to distract from President Trump’s undeniable record of accomplishment for the Black community,” she told The Hill.