Ann Coulter calls out Jared Kushner in response to college cheating scandal: ‘His dad paid $2.5 million for Harvard admission’

As the feud between Ann Coulter and Donald Trump heats up, the conservative commentator took aim at Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, pointing out that he has own history of getting fraudulently admitted to college as a bombshell college cheating scandal dominates headlines.

On Tuesday, Coulter fired off a tweet that didn’t mention Kushner by name, but the implication was clear.

“BLIND ITEM: Which top presidential advisor could be in hot water over his father buying his Harvard admission SOONER than he’ll be indicted by Mueller?” Coulter tweeted before adding the hashtag “#CollegeCheatingScandal”

In a previous tweet, Coulter called out the Kushners by name after news of the college cheating scandal broke.

“Boy, the price has gone up! Charles Kushner paid Harvard a mere $2.5 million to get Jared into Harvard,” Coulter tweeted. “CNN: Parents paid up to $6.5 million to get their kids into college. #CollegeCheatingScandal”

In light of the scandal, Kushner’s acceptance into Harvard is getting renewed scrutiny. In 2006, ProPublica editor Daniel Golden found that in 1998 when Jared was in high school and looking at colleges, his father Charles Kushner pledged a gift of $2.5 million to Harvard. About 5 years later, Jared graduated from the prestigious school.

“There was no way anybody in the administrative office of the school thought he would on the merits get into Harvard,” a former official at Jared’s high school told Golden. “His GPA did not warrant it, his SAT scores did not warrant it. We thought for sure, there was no way this was going to happen. Then, lo and behold, Jared was accepted. It was a little bit disappointing because there were at the time other kids we thought should really get in on the merits, and they did not.”

Speaking to Vogue, Golden said that while he’s not shocked at the scandal, it takes the practices employed by Jared’s dad “to another level.”

A spokeswoman for the Kushner family real estate business said that any link between Jared’s admission to Harvard and his father’s donation is “false.”

In a statement to NewsweekRisa Heller said that Kushner’s parents “are enormously generous and have donated over 100 million dollars to universities, hospitals and other charitable causes.”

“Jared Kushner was an excellent student in high school and graduated from Harvard with honors.”

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