from Breitbart News: It’s not plagiarism.
It’s plagiarism to make money article I recently wrote about the way the Trump campaign was using the social media platform Breitbart to spread the story of an alleged plagiarism scandal at a Trump business, including a tweet that said, “It’s not just plagiarism; it’s plagiarizing to make a quick buck,” in reference to a business called Trump National Doral in Miami.
The tweet was retweeted by a Trump staffer and retweeted more than 30,000 times by people who liked the article, which was later shared by a number of Trump’s former and current staffers.
That tweet was also retweeted about 10,000 more times by others who liked it, the campaign later admitted, though the campaign denied it was a deliberate tactic to make millions.
A campaign spokesman told BuzzFeed News that “the tweet did not represent our policy on plagiarism.”
But the tweet was not the only instance where the Trump team was accused of plagiarism, as BuzzFeed News also discovered that the campaign was making money from a tweet posted by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.
In October, BuzzFeed News discovered that Trump’s campaign was spending $2.8 million to buy a TV ad in New Hampshire that featured a narrator who said “Jared Kushner has been accused of the same thing” and then quoted a Breitbart article from September, saying, “Jed Kushner is accused of having plagiarized the Trump Campaign.”
The campaign, however, told BuzzFeed that “Jarrett is a plagiarist.”
Kushner has since been named as a co-defendant in the case.
It is unclear whether the campaign has been trying to make $2 million off of the ad or whether Kushner is the target of an ongoing investigation by the Federal Trade Commission.
It also is unclear if Kushner is cooperating with the FTC investigation.
But BuzzFeed News has also learned that Kushner has a history of alleged plagiarizing other articles, including an article about Trump’s alleged plagiarisms in January 2017 and an article in February 2017 from Breitbart that included an accusation that Kushner had “pushed his way into a position of influence in the presidential campaign,” which the Trump camp denied.
In a statement to BuzzFeed News, Kushner said that he has not been charged with a crime.
He also said that “I never pushed my way into any position of political power.”
He did not answer further questions about the plagiarism accusation.
The Trump campaign did not respond to a request for comment about whether Kushner has made any money from his Twitter account or whether he has cooperated with the investigation.
BuzzFeed News found no evidence that Kushner ever actually worked for Trump or had any political involvement with the campaign.
Instead, the tweets show that Kushner used his own personal Twitter account to promote his father-in, Trump Jr., as a political consultant.
Kushner, whose father-s-in have been involved in the White House since the early days of the campaign, has also repeatedly been linked to the White Trump Foundation, a non-profit organization that was started by his father’s business associates.
Kushner is also the brother-in and co-founder of the Foundation’s board of directors, and has been named a co–chairman, according to the foundation’s website.
Kushner has previously been a regular visitor to Trump Tower, where the campaign held its first fundraiser, and the candidate has even invited Kushner to a Trump golf club.
But Kushner, a former real estate executive who has served as a senior adviser to Trump since 2014, has reportedly been reluctant to publicly embrace his father as the “presumptive” Republican nominee, telling reporters at a February rally that he thinks the GOP nominee has “lost touch” with voters.
“He’s not going to win the general election,” Kushner said.
“If he wins, I think he will lose the election.”
BuzzFeed News reached out to the Trump campaigns office for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.
The campaign has not publicly acknowledged any involvement with Kushner’s personal Twitter accounts.
The Breitbart article did not say what type of business it was based on, but in January, the Trump son-ins-law wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post, defending the plagiarisms at the end of his campaign and saying he did not think the article was plagiarized.
“I’m not sure why the article has gotten that far.
I guess it was written by people on the far right who had access to that article and who had taken credit for it,” Jared Kushner wrote.
“That’s why I have no problem with using it.
I don’t think it’s right to be accused of that.”
But in an interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson on February 9, Trump said he had been working on a new piece about plagiarism for weeks.
“It came out,” Trump said, according in part to Carlson.
“There’s a big story, but we’re trying to figure out how to get that out.”
“So they say, ‘Hey, here’s your $