In a new video ad, the anti-Trump Republicans behind The Lincoln Project have unveiled a harsh condemnation of the president’s son-in-law and prominent adviser, Jared Kushner, who has served on high-profile issues throughout his time in the White House despite his complete lack of experience in relevant topics. One of the most recent high-profile issues that Kushner has been involved with has been the White House response to the Coronavirus pandemic, which he has, by any reference point, completely failed in handling. Hundreds of Americans are still dying each and every day — sometimes it’s over 1,000.
In the new Lincoln Project video, a narrator says:
‘President Trump gives lots of jobs to his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Insiders whisper he may be even more powerful than Trump, but like his father-in-law, Jared’s not up to the task. [He] has never met a problem he couldn’t fuck up. Take the COVID response Trump assigned Jared to handle: 150,000 people dead, and an economy in ruins. His task force put Trump cronies first, and of course, Jared’s family cashed in on bailout money — no surprise from the son of a convicted felon and slumlord who served time in prison.’
It’s true — reporting has revealed how during the effort to secure supplies for battling the pandemic, the Coronavirus task force that Kushner led prioritized working with political allies of the Trump administration. As Business Insider put it, “Jared Kushner’s shadow coronavirus task force used a spreadsheet called ‘VIP Update’ to procure PPE from inexperienced Trump allies over legitimate vendors.” A lack of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment among groups like medical workers responding to the Coronavirus puts lives at risk.
In the Lincoln Project ad, the narrator continues:
‘Jared’s a perfect fit for this White House, but if you’ve ever wondered whether this president took COVID-19 seriously, look no further than who he put in charge of protecting America’s health: Jared Kushner, Trump’s Secretary of Failure.’
Check it out below:
Jared Kushner is just like his father-in-law: a failure. pic.twitter.com/dm7oJwnV5W
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 5, 2020
They’re not the only group to spotlight Kushner’s “work’s” terrible details. In a recent Vanity Fair report, a public health expert described as “in frequent contact with the White House’s official coronavirus task force” explained that “political folks believed that because [the virus] was going to be relegated to Democratic states, that they could blame those governors, and that would be an effective political strategy.” While Americans were dying, they tried to use the deaths for politics.
Check out Twitter’s response below to the Lincoln Project below: