Ivanka and Jared could sue over ads showing them ‘smiling’ about COVID

Ivanka and Jared threaten to sue the anti-Trump Lincoln Project for ‘outrageous libel and enormous damages’ for putting up billboards in Times Square showing them ‘smiling’ about COVID deaths

  • Billboards were erected on Thursday and paid for by The Lincoln Project
  • On Friday, Ivanka and Jared’s lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, ordered that the group remove the ads immediately  
  • ‘We will sue you for what will doubtless be enormous compensatory and punitive damages,’ Kasowitz vowed in a letter 
  • The ads remain on display; the Lincoln Project says a legal response is ‘coming soon’

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are threatening to sue The Lincoln Project over ‘false, malicious and defamatory’ billboards they erected in New York City’s Times Square. 

On Thursday, the political group – which is comprised of former Republicans who are trying to take down President Trump – unveiled two giant billboards which showed the Commander-in-chief’s daughter and her husband ‘smiling’ over COVID deaths. 

The first ad features Ivanka grinning as she raises her hands and gestures towards two separate coronavirus death tolls. 

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are threatening to sue The Lincoln Project over 'false, malicious and defamatory' billboards the political group erected in New York City's Times Square

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are threatening to sue The Lincoln Project over ‘false, malicious and defamatory’ billboards the political group erected in New York City’s Times Square

One of the billboards shows Jared  Kushner smiling as he stands next to a quote which reads: '[New Yorkers] are going to suffer and that's their problem'

One of the billboards shows Jared  Kushner smiling as he stands next to a quote which reads: ‘[New Yorkers] are going to suffer and that’s their problem’

The image of Ivanka was actually taken back in July, when she was holding up a can of Goya beans. 

The image has been photoshopped for the Lincoln Project ad, removing the beans and altering the context of the First Daughter’s smile.

Meanwhile, a second billboard shows Kushner beaming as he stands next to a quote which reads: ‘[New Yorkers] are going to suffer and that’s their problem.’

There is no proof that Kushner made such a comment. The quote ran in a September Vanity Fair article and was attributed to an anonymous source. 

It was reportedly referencing how New Yorkers would be challenged during the COVID-19 pandemic because Governor Andrew Cuomo did not have enough PPE equipment. 

The Lincoln Project taunted Ivanka and Jared on Twitter Thursday as they shared photos of the new ads

The Lincoln Project taunted Ivanka and Jared on Twitter Thursday as they shared photos of the new ads 

On Friday, Ivanka and Jared’s lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, penned a letter to The Lincoln Project and its members, including Kellyanne Conway’s husband George, threatening to file a lawsuit if the ads were not taken down. 

‘Of course, Mr. Kushner never made any such statement, Ms. Trump never made any such gesture, and the Lincoln Project’s representations that they did are an outrageous and shameful libel,’ Kasowtiz stated. 

‘If these billboard ads are not immediately removed, we will sue you for what will doubtless be enormous compensatory and punitive damages,’ the attorney vowed. 

The Lincoln Project tweeted out a copy of the threatening letter, accompanied by a simple post which read ‘Nuts!’

The billboards remain on display and the group says a ‘legal response is coming soon’.  

On Friday, Ivanka and Jared's lawyer Marc Kasowitz penned a letter to The Lincoln Project and its members threatening to file a lawsuit if the ads were not taken down

On Friday, Ivanka and Jared’s lawyer Marc Kasowitz penned a letter to The Lincoln Project and its members threatening to file a lawsuit if the ads were not taken down

The Lincoln Project tweeted out a copy of the threatening letter, accompanied by a simple post which read 'Nuts!'

The Lincoln Project tweeted out a copy of the threatening letter, accompanied by a simple post which read ‘Nuts!’

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