Jared Kushner Russian Collusion Speech

Jared Kushner Russian Collusion Speech

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Jared Kushner Russia Collusion Speech refers to a series of image macros and online jokes about Jared Kushner's press conference regarding his involvement in the Russiagate scandal.

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On July 24th, 2017, President Donald Trump son-in-law and special counsel Jared Kushner held a press conference to publicly deny allegations that he colluded with the Russian government during the 2016 United States presidential election. The speech (video below) followed a meeting with the Senate Intelligence committee regarding his involvement with Russia.[1]



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During the speech, people began making jokes about Kushner on Twitter. Most of the jokes, focused on the timbre of Kushner's voice as well as his milquetoast demeanor. Twitter user @BrendanHickey9 tweeted, "*Takes hit of helium from balloon* 'My name is Jared Kushner.'" The tweet (shown below, left) received more than 600 retweets and 2,700 likes in less than 24 hours.[3] Twitter user @morninggloria tweeted, "I could probably grow a beard faster than Jared Kushner." The tweet (shown below, right) received more than 300 retweets and 2,700 likes.[4]


*Takes hit of helium from balloon* "My name is Jared Kushner." I could probably grow a beard faster than Jared Kushne

Some users also made jokes about how Kushner reminded them of the Saturday Night Live character Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy, played by comedian Vanessa Bayer. Twitter user @JElvisWeinstein posted an image of the character with the caption "I did not collude with Russia." The tweet (shown below) received more than 650 retweets and 2,800 likes.[10]


"I did not collude with Russia."

Later that day, people began sharing and adding captions to a photograph by Mark Wilson of Getty Image of Kushner during the speech.[2]


"I sleep in boat shoes." let me be very clear: yogurt. iS. too. spicy." "Now excuse me, I need to return some videotapes."

Several media outlets covered the speech and the memes it spawned, including Teen Vogue,[5] Elite Daily,[6] The Mary Sue[7] and more. Meanwhile, Twitter published two Moments pages on the speech. one on the content of the speech[8] and the other on the memes.[9]

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I did not collude with Russia, but if I did, it beats doing homework Jared Kushner #JacobTheBarMitzvah Boy #MazelTov CNEWS SPECIAL REPORT OR WHITE HOUSE ADVISOR JARED KUSHNER MAKE TEMENT AFTERMEETING WITH SENATE INTEL COM JACOB BAR MITZVAH BOY "Let me be very clear: I am not going to summer camp" Jared Kushner is always one futura font away from starring in a Wes Anderson movie. el sS Jared Kshner Gs GUILTY TENENBAUM
"You and your little friends will NEVER save the youth center" I AM THE BAT MAN "I did not collude with Pop Pop." Jared Kushner

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