The raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida, was the inevitable result of his enemies “overpursuing” him, said his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, on Sunday during an interview on Fox News’ “Life, Liberty & Levin.”
Kushner, who also served as a senior White House adviser during Trump’s presidency, appeared on Mark Levin’s show to promote his new book, “Breaking History.”
Levin asked Kushner about his thoughts regarding the raid on his father-in-law’s home, and Kushner had a simple response — Trump “drives his enemies so crazy, they always overpursue him and make mistakes in trying to get him. And that’s basically what happened here.”
“But, you know, what’s happening now is the same thing being done by the same people in the same way. They’re leaking to the same sources. They’re manufacturing fabulous claims that then get debunked, you know, shortly thereafter,” he added.
Kushner went on to argue that this is once again an example of the left’s hypocrisy — while Trump’s biggest critics consistently accuse the former president of violating norms, “what we’re seeing here and what we’ve seen constantly over time is that they do that exact thing. They break all the norms in order to try to get Trump.”
The former White House aide also cited a tweet from the president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, who also highlighted the hypocrisy of the FBI’s actions.
“What would the US Government say, if OUR police raided the house of one of the main possible contenders of OUR 2024 presidential election?” Bukele asked in the tweet.
What would the US Government say, if OUR police raided the house of one of the main possible contenders of OUR 2024 presidential election? 🤔
— Nayib Bukele (@nayibbukele) August 9, 2022
“I saw the other day the leader of El Salvador put out a statement saying that if he would have raided the home of his largest political rival, the American government and the American media would be going crazy,” Kushner said. “But here they’ve been celebrating this unfortunate turn of events that is giving a lot of people who want to believe in the fairness of the judicial system, and our democracy, a lot of pause and concern.”
— Jared Kushner (@jaredkushner) August 21, 2022