Yin and yang

Jared Kushner’s baby brother Josh is totally cute and totally liberal

When 31-year-old Josh Kushner learned his brother’s father-in-law had defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, he was sitting in coach on a Virgin Airlines plane watching the results on his seat back television set.

“I was surprised,” he tells Forbes in a new profile. “But not as surprised as the other passengers sitting around me.”

Suddenly, he went into crisis mode.

Josh is the younger brother of Ivanka Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner, and a lifelong Democrat. He’s also the co-founder of Oscar Health, a multi-billion dollar start-up aimed at helping millennials acquire health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, which Donald Trump wants more than anything to abolish.

“It is no secret that liberal values have guided my life,” Josh, who has always considered Trump’s foray into politics nothing more than an ego-trip, continues, “and that I have supported political leaders that share similar values. Just as Jared is my family, I feel similarly responsible to everyone at my companies.”

Related: Ivanka Trump’s husband Jared Kushner has a serious problem wearing pants

But it wasn’t only his business interests Josh was concerned about. He says he was genuinely concerned for the country.

A recent profile in Hollywood Life mentions that Josh not only voted against Donald Trump in the election, but he’s a vocal supporter of equal rights for everyone.

For instance, he attended the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. on January 21; however, when someone snapped a photo of him among a sea of pink p*ssy hats and asked what he was doing there, Josh said he was simply “observing,” stopping short of criticizing his brother’s father-in-law. Still, actions speak louder than words, right?

Then just last week he posted this on Instagram:

Oscar Women's Conference ?

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Oh, and he’s been dating 24-year-old supermodel Karlie Kloss, a vocal feminist, for the past five years.

We think it’s safe to say that, unlike his brother’s father-in-law, Josh doesn’t think it’s OK to “grab women by the p*ssy.”

According to Josh, he and his older brother remain close, despite their political differences.

“Jared and I still speak every day,” he says, though Forbes mentions he won’t elaborate on what exactly they discuss or even what their dynamic is like.

And, yes, he’s visited him in Washington, D.C. a few times, too.

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But according to folks who are close to Josh, he doesn’t share his older brother’s political aspirations, and he has made a point to distance himself from the Trump administration. At least, for now.

Related: White House staffers think Jared Kushner is a loser and make fun of him behind his back. Sad!

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24 Comments

  • MacAdvisor

    There is always one black sheep in every family.

  • gjg64

    “Then again, nobody builds a multi-billion dollar business without being just a little bit evil.”

    He didn’t. Their father made all the money, they’re just playing with it. Jared went to Harvard because Daddy bought him a place (his HS grades are on the record as being good but not great).

    Just like Trump, Betty De Vos, Tom Ricketts, and Robert Mnuchin, they have INHERITED wealth and are not self made.

    I respect the self-made, and don’t hold inheritance against anyone per-se, but to use the lottery of birth as some reason to feel you can run the country is crazy.

    • Captain proton

      So, does the Kennedy family fall under the same rule in your book?

    • gjg64

      Technically, yes. At least JFK proved himself first in Congress and the Senate. And as a war hero.

  • jkthsnk

    The Kushners are not your friends.

  • jkthsnk

    Unless of course you think soft, affluent white people deserve all the best land.

  • Ksb1978

    Y’all really digging at the bottom of the barrel with this one.

  • Stilinski26

    “The future is female”……….umm ok

    • mhoffman953

      That’s the dumbest slogan I’ve ever heard. What does it even mean? The future won’t have men? There already are more women in the USA than men.

    • Low Country Boy

      MHoffman, are you daft? There are more women than men in the US because of genetics. Thinking hurts.

    • Stilinski26

      Its another stupid phrase created by Democrats.

    • mhoffman953

      @LowCountryBoy Yes I am aware that it’s because of genetics (although the way gender is going people can pretty much decide whatever gender they feel like that day but that’s a whole different topic). I’m asking what is the point of the dumb slogan, what does it even mean?

  • MediaGuy

    “totally cute and totally liberal”. The assumption of this headline is that gay people prefer liberals, are liberals and that liberals are valued more than everyone else. And then there’s the other half of the country guys, you know the other half who doesn’t believe that. What you have is a narcissistic personality disorder. Do you also believe that the moon follows you around?

    • mikede

      Most gay people are liberals because they have actually supported and helped us get the rights that you have been gifted without any of the heavy lifting. You support a party that would take away your rights and we are the ones with the disorder? Your posts all come through as a miserable person who probably has more cats than friends. Try red state or some other republican site where you might be happier but guaranteed your cats will still outnumber your friends.

    • seaguy

      Most gays are what many would call liberal and that is for the fact that liberal ideals have always been completely supportive of the gay community and our equality. The conservatives on the other hand have a record of trying to discriminate against us, make us less than hetrosexuals and in some cases destroy our community. So I think that it comes down to the fact that why would gays want to embrace a group whose views basically say your less than us and we find you sick, and want laws to discriminate against you perverts because we have that right under our religious freedom. Gay people are not stupid they embrace those who help our cause not hinder. The only ones who embrace the conservatives are closeted gays usually and they are usually involved in a messed up life of lies and secrets so theyu are a whole nother story.

    • MediaGuy

      ONG, how did you know, I love cats and I have a dozen. Haahahhhaa. Well, besides that, the liberals, in fact that pathological liar Hillaryy Clinton wanted to turn our country into Europe by inviting every gay hating muslim scum into the country, no questions asked. So, hows that for gays siding with the liberals because liberals advance the gay agenda? Not very smart fellas. Thank God we now have President Trump to put a stop to anti-gay liberal bullshit.

    • DCguy

      Please point out why that assumption would be incorrect when one party has the removal of LGBT rights as part of it’s party platform, chose the most notoriously anti-lgbt politician in the country as their VP and whose President stated if elected he would appoint judges to get rid of gay rights laws.

      But please, keep on making the vague little comments Mo Bro….oh wait, that’s right, you’re “MediaGuy” on this post.

    • MediaGuy

      DCguy, get over this thing that I am also MoBro. What, you can’t handle the possibility that there is more than one conservative on this site? There’s a bunch of conservatives here. Get used to it.

    • DCguy

      Notice how this screename didn’t answer the question. Deflected it. Just like your other screenames do.

  • Giuseppe

    And Karlie Kloss is a “friend” of Taylor Swift…I’m guessing that Little Kushner is a FOD=Friend of Dorothy.

  • DCguy

    This could also just be another P.R. stunt from the White House. “Leak” a bunch of articles about how liberal this guy is, then make a big deal about hiring him on to some ceremonial job with no authority so that they can then use that to dodge claims of bigotry and hatred of the poor.

  • He BGB

    Wasn’t Trump a Democrat and liberal at one time? Reagan too? But when they get 1) old and 2) rich the conservative idea starts grabbing at their pus*y brains. Lower taxes for the rich. I’m getting closer to dying and going to heaven so I better get on the religious boat!

  • Celtic

    Cuteness counts for nothing when you are related to, even by extension, the worst of the worst. As for gays being “liberal”, I am a moderate to progressive. We should not be and cannot be type cast. That having been said, I await the day when prominent Republicans decide to stop dictating what people do with their bodies and with whom. Interesting how Republican pols are the two-faced trolls, often being found dallying with young boys of “doing it” in airport bathrooms.

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