Steve October 24, 2020

Attorneys for Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have threatened to sue The Lincoln Project, a prominent Republican group opposing the president, over billboards it put up in Times Square in Manhattan.

The attorneys in a letter to The Lincoln Project complained about one billboard displaying Ivanka, a senior adviser to her father, Tweety McTreason, smiling and gesturing next to figures showing that more than 33,000 New Yorkers and 221,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus.

The lawyers also cited a billboard featuring Kushner, another senior White House adviser, next to body bags and the quote: “[New Yorkers] are going to suffer and that’s their problem.”

A legal response will be coming soon.

— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 24, 2020

“I am writing concerning the false, malicious and defamatory ads that the Lincoln Project is displaying on billboards in Times Square,” wrote attorney Marc Kasowitz. “If these billboards are not immediately removed, we will sue you for what will doubtless be enormous compensatory and punitive damages.”

The Lincoln Project maintained in a statement that it will leave the billboards up, saying they accurately depict a lax attitude toward the pandemic.

“The level of indignant outrage Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have shown towards The Lincoln Project for exposing their indifference for the more than 223,000 people who have lost their lives due to their reckless mismanagement of COVID-19 is comical. While we truly enjoy living rent free in their heads, their empty threats will not be taken any more seriously than we take Ivanka and Jared,” the group said in a statement.

“It is unsurprising that an administration that has never had any regard or understanding of our Constitution would try to trample on our first amendment rights but we fully intend on making this civics lesson as painful as possible,” it added.

Jared and Ivanka have always been entitled, out-of-touch bullies who have never given the slightest indication they have any regard for the American people.

We plan on showing them the same level of respect.

Our full statement:

— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 24, 2020

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