Comedian Hasan Minhaj calls out Jared Kushner to his face about his ties to the Saudi Crown Prince.
According to Page Six, The comedian used his toast at a Time magazine gala to send a message. Mostly indented to Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser about a jailed activist in Saudi Arabia.
“I know there’s a lot of very powerful people here, and it would be crazy if there was a high-ranking official in the White House that could WhatsApp MBS and say, ‘Hey, maybe you could help that person get out of prison because they don’t deserve it?’” Minhaj said during a toast at a Time magazine gala in New York City.”
— TIME (@TIME) April 24, 2019
Netflix “Patriot Act” star Hasan Minhaj talks at the Gala about Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul, who fought to lift the women’s driving ban in the kingdom and is now in jail being tortured
Kushner was given responsibility within the Trump administration for Israel-Palestinian policy two years ago. He still has not provided concrete details of U.S. efforts. In February, Kushner met with the crown prince for the first time since the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last October. It’s not clear if the two discussed Khashoggi.
Minhaj has been openly critical of Saudi Arabia in the past, most recently in a 2018 episode of his Netflix show “Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj” in which he criticized the kingdom’s rulers after Khashoggi’s murder. In January, Saudi authorities filed a complaint that led Netflix to remove the episode from its platform in the country.
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