A company owned by Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerHouse panel tees up Trump executive privilege fight in Jan. 6 probe The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - US prepares vaccine booster plan House panel probing Jan. 6 attack seeks Trump records MORE’s family is apologizing for mentioning him during an investment conference in China.
Nicole Kushner Meyer referenced her brother, who is now a White House adviser, during an event in Beijing last Saturday.
Kushner Companies “apologizes if that mention of [Meyer’s] brother was in any way interpreted as an attempt to lure investors,” a spokesperson said, according to The Daily Beast.
Representatives from Kushner Companies encouraged wealthy Chinese citizens to “invest $500,000 and immigrate to the United States” during last weekend’s event.
“In 2008, my brother Jared Kushner joined the family company as CEO, and recently moved to Washington to join the administration,” Meyer said at the conference.
“Ms. Meyer wanted to make clear that her brother had stepped away from the company in January and has nothing to do with this project,” Kushner Companies said Monday, according to CNN Money.
Meyer reportedly delivered a message urging listeners at the Beijing Ritz-Carlton to invest in a New Jersey real estate project and get an investor visa.
The visa, known as the EB-5 immigrant investor visa program, gives foreign investors the chance to invest in projects in the U.S. that create jobs. The EB-5 gives immigrants a path to citizenship if they invest more than $500,000.
Qiaowai, a Chinese company working to get funding for the Kushner 1 project in New Jersey, hosted Saturday’s event.
Promotional materials made note of the Kushner family’s “celebrity” status, but did not mention Kushner's father-in-law, President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer Sen. Heller to run for Nevada governor Overnight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley becomes lightning rod on right MORE, specifically.
Kushner Companies on Monday distanced itself from a photo of Trump that appeared as a slide during the conference.
“Kushner Companies had nothing to do with it,” it said of the image, adding it was “part of a presentation by the event’s organizers."