On Monday, Jared Kushner insisted he did not collude with Russia during the 2016 presidential race in a televised reiteration of his written statement. Donald Trump's son-in-law keeps one of the lowest profiles among those close to the president, making his brief television appearance a rare occurrence. And the internet did not let the opportunity to make comedy out of the situation go to waste — moments after Kushner's roughly three-minute on-camera stint, memes and jokes about Kushner were spreading and multiplying throughout social media.
Kushner delivered his statement formally dressed, as expected, but many found his appearance and composure reminiscent of an uptight student addicted to authority and trampling on those below him in rank. Photos of Kushner's tortured-looking expressions also sparked derision toward his privilege and "whininess."
In April, John Oliver highlighted Kushner's tendency to lay low by asking if anybody had ever heard the president's son-in-law speak.
In June, when Kushner gave a speech at the White House celebrating Technology Week, the internet collectively lost its mind over the sound of his voice.
Check out how some are reacting to Kushner's latest public appearance.
1. He Looks Stressed
these pictures make it look like kushner was just emitting a high-pitched screech for like ten minutes straight pic.twitter.com/O0GpftEhEC— Stefan (@boring_as_heck) July 24, 2017
2. The Kid Nobody Liked At School
"The dean has appointed me to the special student council, and we're shutting down the omega alpha epsilon fraternity, IMMEDIATELY" pic.twitter.com/UotDDGMBZd— Oliver Willis (@owillis) July 24, 2017
3. Like A Scooby-Doo Villain
"You and your little friends will NEVER save the youth center" pic.twitter.com/IvYsDe7BhT— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) July 24, 2017
Jared Kushner just had his Bill Clinton moment. I did not have inappropriate relations with those Russians #resist— ♻️ Christopher Zullo (@ChrisJZullo) July 24, 2017
5. Maybe He's Too Low-Key
6. Harsh But True
when you hear Jared Kushner speak pic.twitter.com/eiwiYezp4W— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) July 24, 2017
7. He Does Look Like The Type To Say This
"let me be very clear: yogurt. is. too. spicy." pic.twitter.com/RqNUztcdsX— Bob Vulfov (@bobvulfov) July 24, 2017
8. When You're Too Motivational
When you tell Luke Skywalker to give in to his anger and it's working. pic.twitter.com/93NJzY8bQZ— Matt Roller (@rolldiggity) July 24, 2017
9. This Would Be Embarrassing
"I sleep in boat shoes." pic.twitter.com/M2qkr90TvG— Lindsay Goldwert (@lindsaygoldwert) July 24, 2017
10. It Goes So Well With Song Lyrics
Do you remember when we used to dance? And incidents arose from circumstance? pic.twitter.com/uklL7pd2MZ— Slammin Bod Jeb Lund (@Mobute) July 24, 2017
11. Somebody Make This Happen
Absolutely amazing how versatile this young actress is. pic.twitter.com/qUm5zMU9T4— chaps (@UncleChaps) July 24, 2017
12. Right Out Of High School
"And so I declare my candidacy for student council president. Class of 2019 rules!" pic.twitter.com/eljxMtKlRD— Oliver Willis (@owillis) July 24, 2017
14. Too Relatable
me, in a moment of quiet contemplation before sending a tweet out into the world pic.twitter.com/MN6mlBBW9Z— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) July 24, 2017
15. Nobody Is That Naive, Jared
Best comment on Jared Kushner, via the NYT pic.twitter.com/DLyDNnyQQ6— Ester Bloom (@shorterstory) July 24, 2017
16. You Can Make Poetry Out Of It
Jared claims he never read em— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) July 24, 2017
Manafort? He barely met em
Russian emails & spies
They'll keep spewing lies
As long as this Congress'll let em
17. It's OK, Patrick
I did not collude with Russia, nor was I able to get a 9:30 at Dorsia. pic.twitter.com/YdAq6Glroy— andrew kaczynski 🤔 (@KFILE) July 24, 2017
18. Believe Him
"I did not collude with Pop Pop."— Diane N. Sevenay (@Diane_7A) July 24, 2017
-- Jared Kushner pic.twitter.com/I4ZDpk2vs6
19. This Isn't A Lie
Jared Kushner is the kid you invited to your bar mitzvah only because you hoped he'd give you a good gift.— andy lassner (@andylassner) July 24, 2017
20. Nothing To See Here
Jared Kushner: "I did not collude with Russia"— Vinay A. Ramesh (@vinaytion) July 24, 2017
Also Jared Kushner: "Can I not testify 'Under Oath' please?"
21. The Internet Never Forgets
"I have never sought the spotlight." – Jared Kushner, who was in an episode of 'Gossip Girl'— Scott Bixby (@scottbix) July 24, 2017
22. He Kind Of Does
Jared Kushner looks and sounds like he should be singing -soprano- in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) July 24, 2017
23. So That's Where Those Chills Came From
Jared Kushner looks like he's actively haunting a Victorian orphanage— Pleasantly Pingo (@UrplePingo) July 24, 2017
That's it. it's just really easy.— Anna Fitzpatrick (@bananafitz) July 24, 2017
25. The Transparency!
Kushner at the mics: ...and I look forward to taking questions...— Pat Ward (@WardDPatrick) July 24, 2017
Kushner: ...from the committee tomorrow
Kushner had a closed-door meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday prior stepping out and addressing the American public on television. On Tuesday, he will be doing the same with the House Intelligence Committee. The president's son-in-law was not put under oath for his Monday conversation, and will also not testify under oath for his Tuesday meeting.