Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump want their images off new Times Square billboards. The new advertisements feature President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law smiling next to statistics about COVID-19 deaths.

The Lincoln Project, a conservative group that wants Trump out of office, paid for the Times Square billboards. They posted the cease and desist letter from Ivanka and Jared’s personal lawyers. Marc E. Kasowitz, of Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP, called the ads “false, malicious and defamatory.”

One issue is that a quote “[New Yorkers] are going to suffer and that’s their problem,” is attributed to Kushner. The legal notice says senior Trump advisor never said that, but Vanity Fair reports he did.

“[Gov. Andrew] Cuomo didn’t pound the phones hard enough to get PPE for his state…. His people are going to suffer and that’s their problem,” an anonymous source quoted Kushner as saying.

The Lincoln Project refuses to take the billboards down. Read the renegade Republican group's full statement below:

The level of indignant outrage Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have shown towards The Lincoln Project for exposing their indifference for the more than 223,000 people who have lost their lives due to their reckless mismanagement of COVID-19 is comical. While we truly enjoy living rent free in their heads, their empty threats will not be taken any more seriously than we take Ivanka and Jared.

It is unsurprising that an administration that has never had any regard or understanding of our Constitution would try to trample on our first amendment rights, but we fully intend on making this civics lesson as painful as possible. Jared and Ivanka have always been entitled, out-of-touch bullies who have never given the slightest indication they have any regard for the American people. We plan on showing them the same level of respect.

The billboards will stay up. We consider it important that in Times Square, the crossroads of the world, people are continuously reminded of the cruelty, audacity, and staggering lack of empathy the Trumps and the Kushners have displayed towards the American people.

Ivanka, Jared Kushner Ivanka Trump with her son Theodore (C) and husband Jared Kushner (R), senior White House advisor, during a Hanukkah reception hosted by President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 2017. Photo: Getty Images