Jared Kushner’s Businesses Demand Rent From Tenants During Coronavirus Pandemic, But Ask For Leniency From Creditors
Trump’s children get a majority of their income from Trump properties. “Well, the main source of income, if the hotels and restaurants are closed, is a couple office buildings that don’t even have their name on them, one in New York, one in San Francisco,” Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold told MSNBC. “Those produce a lot of cash.”
Fahrenthold noted that Kushner’s companies were apparently pushing tenants to pay rent despite them reportedly being in “tough positions.” “At the same time, the Kushner Company is asking for leniency from its lenders — there’s a retail space in Times Square that I’ve read they’re having trouble making the payments on. So they’re forcing others to make payments while trying to get out of it themselves.”
There are few things more despicable than placing tenants at risk in order to make a buck.
Allegations that Kushner Cos. filed false paperwork claiming it had zero rent stabilized tenants in its buildings are very serious.
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— NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson (@NYCSpeakerCoJo) March 19, 2018
As Kushner continues to charge tenants amid the COVID-19 crisis, he’s also a member of the White House coronavirus taskforce and has been working with business leaders to reopen the economy.