Proving that no family is immune to political arguments over dinner, Joshua Kushner — yes, brother of Trump advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner — has reportedly donated $50,000 to the upcoming “March For Our Lives.”
This is happening just as the Trump administration is moving forward with a plan for more guns in school. The tidbit came in Mike Allen’s Sunday newsletter over at Axios, which read:
Josh Kushner — a venture capitalist and entrepreneur who founded Thrive Capital, a venture capital firm; Oscar, a health insurance company; and Cadre, a real estate investment platform (and brother of Jared) — has quietly donated $50,000 to March for Our Lives.
The upcoming march, happening in Washington, D.C. and dozens of other locations around the country on March 24, was spearheaded by students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida after the deadly February 14 shooting that killed 17 students and staff.
As for Joshua Kushner, it’s hardly the first time he’s supported something that probably drives his in-laws crazy.
As Jezebel notes, Oscar Health has been involved in expanded Obamacare enrollment and Joshua has given money to pro-Democrat fundraising site ActBlue and Democratic candidates like Sen. Cory Booker (NJ).
Meanwhile, on Sunday evening, the Trump administration announced a basic outline for preventing further mass shootings in school, the thrust of which apparently is “more guns,” as it included funding for training armed teachers.
While the brother vs. brother scenario is pretty tame in the larger context of the Kushner family drama, it still probably makes for an awkward moment around the White House dinner table when someone asks, “So, Jared, how’s your brother?”