The Lincoln Project, a group of prominent Republicans who are against the re-election of President Donald Trump, have put up two large billboards in Times Square which attack Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump over the current administration's handling of the pandemic.
A lawyer for the two Trump family members (who also work as senior advisors in the White House) reached out to the Lincoln Project threatening a lawsuit if the billboards weren't removed.
A lawyer for Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner threatened Friday to take legal action against the Lincoln Project, a g… https://t.co/wyP3eSHYZr— Vicky Ward (@Vicky Ward)1603548398.0
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are threatening to sue over a pair of @ProjectLincoln’s giant, side-by-side billboar… https://t.co/g0tBuBV5Yl— Alfons López Tena (@Alfons López Tena)1603538152.0
The Lincoln Project shared their response on Twitter.
They made it very clear they had no intention of removing the billboards.
Nuts! https://t.co/XxxkG43z3W— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project)1603500083.0
Jared and Ivanka have always been entitled, out-of-touch bullies who have never given the slightest indication they… https://t.co/m6lXYK7Alf— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project)1603504273.0
“Their empty threats will not be taken any more seriously than we take Ivanka and Jared. ...We fully intend on maki… https://t.co/XsiWCKMryU— Borzou Daragahi 🖊🗒 (@Borzou Daragahi 🖊🗒)1603522585.0
Lawyers on Twitter also seemed to agree Kushner and Ivanka would have a very hard time getting the billboards removed, especially before election day.
Jared and Ivanka’s lawyers are threatening to sue @ProjectLincoln for putting up these billboards up in Times Squar… https://t.co/ZjDbwa340R— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch.com)1603504227.0
As is often the case in matters such as these, Jared and Ivanka's threat only seemed to encourage Twitter to share the images online.
Now that Jared and Ivanka want these billboards removed and are threatening to sue, this photo needs to be shared,… https://t.co/oDgQbGeBnp— Gregg Housh (@Gregg Housh)1603558057.0
These @ProjectLincoln billboards are up in Times Square. #Jarvanka don’t want you to see them. They are threatening… https://t.co/GoAZ4KyRAC— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@Ana Navarro-Cárdenas)1603547233.0
The billboards are staying up. https://t.co/Ez86gjnbNL— Slate (@Slate)1603694633.0
The Lincoln Project seemed unfazed by the legal threat, especially considering many of their founders are lawyers.
Jared and Ivanka are threatening to sue @ProjectLincoln over Times Square billboards that criticize daddy Trump’s C… https://t.co/yeumX1VjG1— Andrea Junker ® (@Andrea Junker ®)1603538782.0
I'm sure this high profile lawsuit is the last thing the Lincoln Project wants. "Oh no, we are publicity-shy, and w… https://t.co/1L9KiKRGUR— Jonathan Chait (@Jonathan Chait)1603544772.0
Best spokesquote: “New York City is not a ghost town, it’s a vibrant city with incredible sights, including beautif… https://t.co/lisC6T3EZE— Kara Swisher (@Kara Swisher)1603683354.0
@ProjectLincoln I'm sorry, which ad? This ad? This is the one Ivanka and Jared don't want us to see? This one? https://t.co/cIJhIoXDIl— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@Holly Figueroa O'Reilly)1603504950.0
@TheRickWilson Two billboards were placed in Times Square They spoke truth with style and flair: That Jared's psych… https://t.co/RuFjATCciO— jane, not plain (@jane, not plain)1603597818.0
Ironically, in their efforts to remove the ads, Ivanka and Jared seem to have ensured many, many more people see it online.
And, if you live in NYC, feel free to stop by Times Square to take a look. The billboards will likely not be removed any time soon.