Jared and Ivanka threaten Lincoln Project lawsuit

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are threatening to sue a group of anti-Trump Republicans over political billboard ads in New York City's Times Square.

In one, President Donald Trump's daughter is shown smiling alongside the rising death toll from the coronavirus pandemic. In another, her husband is shown alongside a quote attributed to him in magazine report dismissing the devastating impact of COVID-19 on New York City.

A lawyer representing the husband and wife, who are both senior White House advisers, on Friday sent a letter to the Lincoln Project calling the ads "false, malicious and defamatory," and saying they constituted "outrageous and shameful libel."

The Lincoln Project, which includes former campaign consultants to President George W. Bush and Senator John McCain, is the most prominent Republican-led organization opposing Trump's re-election on Nov. 3.

The group responded "Nuts!" and said in a statement, "the billboards will stay up."

The group went on to say, quote "While we truly enjoy living rent free in their heads, their empty threats will not be taken any more seriously than we take Jared and Ivanka."

The attorney's office representing the couple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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- Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are threatening to sue a group of anti-Trump Republicans over political billboard ads in New York City's Times Square.

In one, President Donald Trump's daughter is shown smiling along the rising death toll from the coronavirus pandemic. In another, her husband is shown alongside a quote attributed to him in a magazine report dismissing the devastating impact of COVID-19 on New York City.

A lawyer representing the husband and wife, who are both senior White House advisors, on Friday sent a letter to the Lincoln Project calling the ads "false, malicious, and defamatory," saying they constituted "outrageous and shameful libel. "

The Lincoln Project which, includes former campaign consultants to President George W. Bush and Senator John McCain, is the most prominent Republican led organization opposing Trump's re-election on November 3.

The group responded, "nuts," and said in a statement, "the billboards will stay up. " The group went on to say, quote "While we truly enjoy living rent free in their heads, their empty threats will not be taken any more seriously than we take Jared and Ivanka." The attorney's office representing the couple did not immediately respond to a Reuter's request for comment.