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Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner threaten to sue the Lincoln Project over Times Square billboards

A lawyer for Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner sent a letter to the Lincoln Project on Friday threatening to sue if two billboards in Times Square were not removed.

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The Lincoln Project, a conservative anti-Trump organization, tweeted out the letter along with an image of the two ads featuring President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law. 

One billboard depicts IvankaTrump – an adviser to her father – gesturing to the number of national and statewide deaths due to the coronavirus. The other includes a smiling Kushner – a senior adviser to the president – and a quote attributed to him saying, “(New Yorkers) are going to suffer and that’s their problem.” The bottom of the ad is also lined with body bags.  

The public spat is playing out as coronavirus cases have begun to spike across the country again. President Trump, meanwhile, has continued to hold campaign rallies in spite of the lingering health threat with 10 days to go before the election.

The billboards feature an edited photo of Ivanka Trump smiling and gesturing at coronavirus death tolls in New York and the U.S. — the original photo depicted her holding up a can of Goya beans — and a quote attributed anonymously to Kushner in a September Vanity Fair article.

The article describes a March meeting between White House officials, including Kushner, a senior adviser to the president, and leaders in the private sector to procure scarce supplies for fighting the virus.

According to one attendee, the article says, Kushner lambasted New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, telling the group that “Cuomo didn’t pound the phones hard enough to get PPE for his state … His people are going to suffer and that’s their problem.”

Sours: politico.com, USA TODAY

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