In Jersey City, the Kushner family’s involvement in the project has stirred up opposition among liberal and progressive residents of Jersey City who are critical of Mr. Trump’s policies, especially his stance on immigration. One activist group has campaigned to “evict Trump-Kushner,” demanding that the city refuse any tax breaks to companies that Jared Kushner has a stake in.
In his brief posting, which linked to a story in The New York Times about the investor roadshow in China, Mr. Fulop indicated that he had found fault with the terms of the requested tax abatements.
Mr. Fulop, who faces re-election this year, gained widespread attention when he accused state officials of refusing to meet with him in retaliation for his declining to endorse Mr. Christie for re-election in 2013. Emails that came to light in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing investigation showed Mr. Christie’s aides scheming to freeze out Mr. Fulop.
Some critics of the mayor charged this week that the opposition to the tax break was aimed at appeasing liberals who disapprove of Mr. Trump.