Questioning the Role of Jared Kushner (updated)

April 4: Political cartoon

Update on April 3. This opinion piece by Michele Goldberg of the NY Times makes the point that Kushner’s role is not only unusual, but dangerous. See: Jared Kushner Is Going to Get Us All Killed. Trump’s son-in-law has no business running the coronavirus response.

Also April 3, from WashPost: Why is Jared Kushner in charge of anything?’  Trump’s son-in-law sparks outcry, confusion after coronavirus briefing debut

Update on April 2.
From the NYTimes: Kushner Puts Himself in Middle of White House’s Chaotic Coronavirus Response. President Trump’s son-in-law has become a central player in the administration’s effort to curb the pandemic. But critics say he is part of the problem.

From Politico this rather surprising account of a new, private-sector group at work at FEMA: Behind the scenes, Kushner takes charge of coronavirus response. Trump’s son-in-law sets up shop at FEMA as his portfolio balloons to include manufacturing, supplies and long-term planning.


2 thoughts on “Questioning the Role of Jared Kushner (updated)

  1. Two things you can’t argue with – success and failure. The Feds’ response has generally not been very successful; apparently Kushner, et al., have been. In wartime, you have to go with what works. Leave the handwringing about what might – or might not – be unethical until after the battle’s won.

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