Kushner responds to Biden: I've 'been cleaning up the messes' he left behind

White House senior adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerDOJ releases new tranche of Mueller witness documents Jared Kushner's sister-in-law Karlie Kloss says she will vote against Trump in 2020 The Hill's 12:30 Report: Senate receives impeachment articles as trial opens MORE on Tuesday lashed out at former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden alleges Sanders campaign 'doctored video' to attack him on Social Security record Sanders campaign responds to Biden doctored video claims: Biden should 'stop trying to doctor' public record Capt. "Sully" Sullenberger pens op-ed in defense of Biden: 'I stuttered once, too. I dare you to mock me' MORE, saying many of his efforts under the Trump administration have been aimed at “cleaning up the messes that Vice President Biden left behind.”

Kushner pushed back days after Biden said in a “60 Minutes” interview that Kushner and his wife, President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Trump rips New York City sea wall: 'Costly, foolish' and 'environmentally unfriendly idea' MORE's daughter Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpJared Kushner's sister-in-law Karlie Kloss says she will vote against Trump in 2020 Trump scheduled to attend Davos amid impeachment trial Lawmakers introduce bill to bolster artificial intelligence, quantum computing MORE, should not have been appointed to serve in Trump’s administration.


“Look, he’s entitled to his opinion, but a lot of the work that the president’s had me doing over the last three years has actually been cleaning up the messes that Vice President Biden left behind,” Kushner responded in an interview with Israel’s Channel 13 News published by Axios.

“Look, he has his opinion. I think President Trump’s entitled to pick his team, and we’ve worked with him for a long time, and I think we’ve done a good job of trying to help him be successful," he added.

Kushner also ripped Biden for “harsh laws that were created and partially written by Vice President Biden over 20 years ago, which put a lot of African Americans in prison and really destroyed a generation and did a lot of harm to our country.”

Biden in his interview broadcast Sunday had taken aim at President Trump for allowing his daughter and son-in-law to serve in senior advisory roles in the White House, something they have done on an unpaid basis since early in his tenure.

“If I get elected president, my children are not going to have offices in the White House. My children are not going to sit in on Cabinet meetings,” Biden said on "60 Minutes."

“It’s just simply improper because you should make it clear to the American public that everything you’re doing is for them," he continued. "And the idea that you’re going to have his children, his son-in-law, etc., engaged in the day-to-day operation of things they know nothing about.”

“You don’t think that Jared Kushner should be negotiating a Middle East peace solution?” asked host Norah O’Donnell.

Biden laughed, “No, I don’t … What credentials does he bring to that?”