The family of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner will benefit from PPP, for example, according to reporting from ProPublica. A news website called The New York Observer, once owned by Kushner and now managed by an investment firm run by his brother-in-law, received a loan somewhere in the range of $350,000 to $1 million. Princeton Forrestal LLC, a company that is at least 40 percent owned by the Kushner family, also received a loan in the range of $1 million to $2 million.
Trump’s children also appear to benefit somewhat from the PPP loans. An indoor lettuce farming venture, which received an investment from Donald Trump Jr., also received a loan between $150,000 and $350,000 from PPP. Notably, the co-chair of that company is also a Trump campaign fundraiser.
Some with political connections to Trump also received money from the program. Albert Hazzouri, a Pennsylvania dental practice owner, received a loan from PPP in the $150,000 to $350,000 range. Hazzouri frequently golfs with Trump at the president’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, and infamously handed Trump a policy proposal in 2017 while the two were on the links. The proposal, supported by the American Dental Association, described the commander-in-chief as “king.”