The New York Times changed a sub-headline on Wednesday that described President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, and her husband Jared Kushner, as “well-to-do refugees” looking for a new home.
The original sub-head read, “The end of President Trump’s time in office leaves his daughter Ivanka Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as well-t0-do refugees — but they appear to have plans in New Jersey.”
After a flood of complaints from liberal readers, the Times removed “well-to-do refugees” and replaced it with “looking for a new home.”
— Dan Froomkin/PressWatchers.org (@froomkin) November 25, 2020
The readers weren’t complaining about the disparaging description of Kushner and Trump, rather, they said calling them refugees was an insult to refugees.
PBS NewsHour foreign editor Morgan Till was incensed at the comparsion.
The paper has changed the subhed. Apparently someone with a brain intervened. https://t.co/cTr6VJhN5q
— Morgan Till (@mtill50) November 25, 2020