Ivanka and Jared threaten to sue the Lincoln Project against Trump for ‘outrageous libel and massive damages’ for displaying Times Square billboards ‘smiling’ over COVID deaths
- Billboards were posted and paid for by The Lincoln Project on Thursday
- On Friday, Ivanka and Jared’s lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, ordered the group to immediately remove the ads
- ‘We will sue you for what will undoubtedly be enormous compensatory and punitive damages,’ Kasowitz vowed in a letter
- The advertisements will continue to be displayed; the Lincoln Project says there will be a legal response soon
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner threaten to sue The Lincoln Project for “ false, malicious and defamatory ” billboards they set up in Times Square in New York City.
On Thursday, the political group – made up of former Republicans trying to take down President Trump – unveiled two giant billboards poking fun at the commander’s daughter and her husband.
In the first ad, Ivanka is smiling as she raises her hands and gestures to two separate death tolls in the coronavirus.
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner threaten to sue The Lincoln Project for ‘false, malicious and defamatory’ billboards set up by political group in Times Square, New York
One of the billboards shows Jared Kushner smiling as he stands next to a quote that reads: ‘[New Yorkers] are going to suffer and that’s their problem ‘
Ivanka’s image was taken back in July when she held up a can of Goya beans.
The image was photoshopped for the addition of the Lincoln Project, removing the beans and changing the context of the first daughter’s smile.
Meanwhile, a second billboard shows Kushner beaming as he stands next to a quote that reads: ‘[New Yorkers] are going to suffer and that is their problem. ‘
There is no evidence that Kushner made such a comment. The quote was in a September Vanity Fair article and attributed to an anonymous source.
Kushner reportedly referenced how New Yorkers would be challenged during the COVID-19 pandemic because Governor Andrew Cuomo did not have adequate personal protective equipment.