Jared Kushner got trashed by his Harvard classmates in their 15th anniversary report

The Class of 2003 had some harsh words for their fellow alum.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 18:  Senior White House Adviser and son-in-law of President Donald Trump Jared Kushner speaks during a panel discussion during a summit at the East Room of the White House May 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. The White House hosted a summit to discuss prison reform.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Jared Kushner, the senior White House Adviser and son-in-law of President Donald Trump, speaks during a prison reform summit last week. –Alex Wong / Getty Images

If Jared Kushner’s Harvard classmates have any fond memories of him, they certainly did not share them in their recent class report.

Compiled ahead of the Class of 2003’s upcoming 15th anniversary reunion, the report is meant to “serve as historical chronicles of classes and encourage alumni to maintain connections with each other,” according to Harvard’s website. Instead, many ’03 alums took advantage of the opportunity to roast Kushner, the prominent son-in-law of President Donald Trump, who was accepted to the Ivy League school following his parents’ multi-million dollar pledge donation.

“I, for one, am actually glad that our Class of ‘03 finally has a real, live fascist among us,” one former classmate joked. “Who says Harvard isn’t diverse?”


Photos of the entries were tweeted out by Ben Wikler, the executor director of the liberal advocacy group MoveOn, who also graduated from Harvard in 2003. According to Wikler, Kushner didn’t submit an entry in their 15th anniversary report. But in its place, an “alphabetically adjacent classmate” made sure to roundly condemn their fellow classmate-turned-White House senior adviser and 2016 campaign emissary.

“Mostly, I feel low-grade, constant horror as I watch attacks on refugees, minorities, my most at-risk patients, women’s rights, and the environment, and new threats of nuclear war,” reads another entry from a classmate who said her grandparents were Holocaust survivors.

“Our classmate Jared Kushner surely knows that climate change is real, and yet he watches as regulations are dismantled daily,” the entry continued, referring to the Trump administration’s abdication of policies aimed at curbing global warming and protecting the environment. “Shame on you, Jared Kushner.”

Other former classmates took a more light-hearted approach toward Kushner.

“I think what I’m most proud of is what I’ve managed to avoid during the past five years,” another entry read, going on to list a number of misdeeds — from reportedly deceiving officials on security clearance disclosure forms to “colluding with representatives of a foreign government to affect the outcome of an election” — of which Kushner has been accused.


“I think we can all be better than that,” it added.

With the Class of 2003’s 15th anniversary reunion scheduled for this weekend, another alum said they looked forward to seeing their old friends — “except for that one classmate who shall remain nameless.” It’s unclear whether Kushner plans to attend the reunion (but it seems doubtful).

Lastly, Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, a theoretical physicist and cosmologist, took Harvard to task for accepting Kushner in the first place.

“When I found out how much money the Kushner family paid to get Jared admitted, I calculated how many students like me that money paid for,” she wrote. “I am aware that those of us from poor and working-class families are completely dependent on donations to attend a place like Harvard.”

But, Prescod-Weintein added, she would “willingly go back in time” and take a different path if she thought it would stop what the Trump administration is doing now.

“Harvard opened doors for me, but the immense distress people are experiencing right now was not worth it,” she said.