Jared Kushner, White House senior advisor and son-in-law to President Trump, is encouraging Chinese businessmen to invest in property that will enrich his family in exchange for visas, suggests Allan Smith of Business Insider. In his view, Kushner is taking advantage of his relationship to Trump for private gain, which is a conflict of interest for someone who should be working for the benefit of the American people. His sister had given a speech that featured Kushner and Trump to encourage Chinese investment. Smith infers that this could be seen as soliciting a bribe, which is illegal and warrants punishment.
Jared Kushner is improving foreign investment in the US, which reduces our trade deficit, argues Tim Worstall of Forbes. He points out that Kushner is encouraging the use of an immigration law that has been in place since 1990, which is perfectly legal. The deal makes investors more likely to invest in low-return property by offering them visas, which is a win-win situation for them and the US, asserts Worstall. In his opinion, Chinese businessmen coming to live in the US should be encouraged. Criticism of Kushner is overblown, since he is helping the American economy by balancing out its trade deficit, holds Worstall.