Media pundits and Hollywood alike weighed in on Jared Kushner’s exceedingly rare public statement, which happened after his closed-doors meeting with Senate Intelligence Committee members on Monday. The president’s son-in-law and senior advisor echoed what he said in an 11-page statement to congressional committees released ahead of a Senate Intelligence Committee meeting.
“I did not collude with Russia,” he said in front of the West Wing. “I do not know of anyone else” on the campaign who did, he added.
Some on Twitter were focused on the rarity of hearing Kushner’s voice (hear it in the CNN video below). “Well never having heard the sound of his voice before today, I can now confirm that @jaredkushner SOUNDS exactly like I thought he would,” one Twitter user said next to a GIF of Kenneth Parcell (Jack McBrayer) from former NBC sitcom “30 Rock.” “I did not collude with Pop Pop,” another tweeted next to a picture of George Michael Bluth (Michael Cera) from “Arrested Development.”
Jared Kushner: “Donald Trump had a better message and ran a smarter campaign, and that is why he won.” https://t.co/kjDmnM9UfB
— CNN (@CNN) July 24, 2017
— Fernand R. Amandi (@AmandiOnAir) July 24, 2017
"I did not collude with Pop Pop."
– Jared Kushner pic.twitter.com/I4ZDpk2vs6
— Diane N. Sevenay (@Diane_7A) July 24, 2017
Others mocked Kushner’s occasional word-stumblings during his statement. “Kushner, struggling 2 read cuz I guess they don’t teach that at Harvard when rich daddy buys you in, whined, ‘I did not collude with Russia.'” another user tweeted.
“Jared Kushner is simultaneously responsible for everything and nothing,” “Modern Family” executive producer Danny Zuker tweeted.
See below for a roundup of Twitter reactions.
Jared Kushner is simultaneously responsible for everything and nothing
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) July 24, 2017
Jared Kushner is fully transparent in regard to being an entitled piece of shit with no morals and even less regard for the American public
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) July 24, 2017
Jared Kushner just threw Donald Trump Jr. under the bus. Bigly. https://t.co/HfQfLCIvzq
— Liz Garbus (@lizgarbus) July 24, 2017
Kushner, struggling 2 read cuz I guess they don't teach that at Harvard when rich daddy buys you in, whined,"I did not collude with Russia."
— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) July 24, 2017
Jared Kushner looks and sounds like he should be singing -soprano- in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) July 24, 2017
Jared Kushner actually talked! And said pretty much nothing! pic.twitter.com/lqd1QQUd06
— . (@earthh_universe) July 24, 2017
I appreciate the transparency of Jared Kushner. Refreshing. Others would delete 30k emails & send their husbands to private tarmac meetings.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) July 24, 2017
Jared Kushner wants you to know he also did not collude with the Mad King or Joffrey, despite what you may hear soon
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) July 24, 2017
Another real estate deal, tying Jared Kushner to a Russian oligarch, the "king of diamonds." https://t.co/jK3D0ctWyS
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) July 24, 2017
Flynn was forced to resign for less. https://t.co/f3olVKNKSE
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) July 24, 2017
SNL already has the character to play Jared Kushner… Anyone else hear "Bar Mitzvah Boy" while he is speaking? https://t.co/zZmezNFaem
— Kirsten Carroll (@ReinventAgain) July 24, 2017