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Thursday, April 02, 2020

What started two-and-a-half weeks ago as an effort to utilize the private sector to fix early testing failures has become an all-encompassing portfolio for [Jared] Kushner, who, alongside a kitchen cabinet of outside experts including his former roommate and a suite of McKinsey consultants, has taken charge of the most important challenges facing the federal government: Expanding test access, ramping up industry production of needed medical supplies, and figuring out how to get those supplies to key locations.

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We are just so screwed. And remember some of y'all did vote for Trump and his Royal Family. Own it. You built this pile of rubble.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2020-04-02 08:03 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

This is like the Simpsons, but dumbed-down and with gold bathroom fixtures.

#2 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2020-04-02 10:05 AM | Reply | Funny: 6 | Newsworthy 2

History will demonstrate that Jared Kushner may have been the biggest crook in the Trump crime-family. After all, there were legitimate reasons why he was never able to get a normal security clearance. If this had been any other White House, the only way Jared Kushner would have ever been allowed inside the building would have been by joining a tour group.

OCU

#3 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-04-02 12:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

All you dillholes that were railing against Hunter Biden are okay with know-nothing Kushner running your future?

#4 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2020-04-02 01:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

What could go wrong? Besides everything.
The whole Trump clan needs to go to prison.
Every last one of them is a crook.

#5 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-04-02 02:46 PM | Reply

The smug smirking face of Jared always makes me smile. He's like the ------- straight out of a movie studio's central casting. You just know everything is going to come crashing down around this entitled ------ tiny feet.

#6 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-04-02 02:49 PM | Reply

"challenges facing the federal government: Expanding test access, ramping up industry production of needed medical supplies, and figuring out how to get those supplies to key locations."

That's not the Federal Government's job.

Ask any Republican, they'll tell you it's not the Federal government's job.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-02 02:56 PM | Reply

It's probably China's fault Trump put Kushner in charge of the money, umm... I'm mean... the pandemic.

#8 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-04-02 04:24 PM | Reply

Where are RoC and Jeff to explain why this was a good move by Trump?

Kushner's many degrees in science and medicine obviously qualify the guy, right?

#9 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-04-02 04:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Who to rely on? Hmmm. Tough one. Jared Kushner or Dr. Fauci. Who to rely on?

#10 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-04-02 04:33 PM | Reply

Molly Jong-FastHouse with garden @MollyJongFast

You know the irony is, the trump kids grew up here. So as our city is dying from Trump's indifference and Jared's "innovation" let's not forget we're the city all these people grew up in.

#11 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-04-02 04:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This is a natural career advance after Jarhead totally fixed that Israeli-Palestinian thingy.

#12 | Posted by Corky at 2020-04-02 05:05 PM | Reply

A bunch of out of touch East Coat Elitist snobs that's Trumps family.

#13 | Posted by Tor at 2020-04-02 05:14 PM | Reply

A person who couldn't obtain security clearance is now in charge of much of our Covid response? What does the President's own words tell us about the job he might be doing?

"What started two-and-a-half weeks ago as an effort to utilize the private sector to fix early testing failures has become an all-encompassing portfolio for [Jared] Kushner"

March 15th or about 2 1/2 weeks ago, 3500 covid cases. "This is a very contagious virus. It's incredible. But it's something that we have tremendous control over."

March 23rd "America will again, and soon, be open for business " very soon " a lot sooner than three or four months that somebody was suggesting. ... We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself."

March 24th "I'd love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter."

March 26th "I don't believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators. You know, you go into major hospitals sometimes they'll have two ventilators, and now all of a sudden they're saying, Can we order 30,000 ventilators?'

So during the time JK has played a big role we've went from having tremendous control over the 3500 cases, getting back to work by easter and not needing more ventilators to now approaching 250,000 cases, virtually no control, social distancing recommendations extended for another month and GM being ordered to start making ventilators (even though that was already their plan).

JK, you're doing a heck of a job.

#14 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-04-02 05:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

March 15th or about 2 1/2 weeks ago, 3500 covid cases. "This is a very contagious virus. It's incredible. But it's something that we have tremendous control over."

Well there you have it.
It's your fault if you didn't stay at home.
Trump TOLD YOU "it's something we have tremendous control over."
You just couldn't control yourself. You just had to go to the beach, your job, whatever.

You should have just listened to Trump.

You're gonna hear this a lot in the coming months, so I'll just say it now, so everyone can get used to hearing it:
Trump is Fully Exonerated on Coronavirus.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-02 06:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Is it just me, or does he look like the quintessential Damien Thorn.

#16 | Posted by Ilya_Koslov at 2020-04-02 08:28 PM | Reply

The banana republic of Trumpistan continues apace.

#17 | Posted by e1g1 at 2020-04-03 08:56 AM | Reply

Trump is Fully Exonerated on Coronavirus.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2020

The process is certainly intense and ongoing here.

The character and psychological state of Trump's defenders has become much more interesting than Donald Trump.

Trump is a two-dimensional psychopath. His people demonstrate very complex evil.

#18 | Posted by Zed at 2020-04-03 09:03 AM | Reply

The character and psychological state of Trump's defenders has become much more interesting than Donald Trump.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke

What to make, then, of the good people who don't just "do nothing" but actually defend, and in so doing, enable Trump?

#19 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-04-03 09:15 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Jared's the perfect Trumpet for the job.

"I have all this data about ICU capacity. I'm doing my own projections, and I've gotten a lot smarter about this. New York doesn't need all the ventilators."

"The notion of the federal stockpile is that it's supposed to be our stockpile. It's not supposed to be states' stockpiles that they then use."

#20 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-04-03 01:46 PM | Reply

From this article:

www.vanityfair.com

comes this quote:

"In a White House meeting around this time, Kushner told people that Cuomo was being an alarmist. "I have all this data about ICU capacity. I'm doing my own projections, and I've gotten a lot smarter about this. New York doesn't need all the ventilators," Kushner said, according to a person present. During an interview on Hannity on March 26, Trump said: "I don't believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators.""

It's the words " I've gotten a lot smarter about this" that got my attention. Given that he has zero medical background as far as I can tell, this could be correct, in the sense of having known absolutely nothing of relevance, he now knows something. Who knew that overseeing the response to a national pandemic which is killing Americans even as I type required so little competence?

#21 | Posted by Foreigner at 2020-04-03 01:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

He's like the ------- straight out of a movie studio's central casting.

Yeah but in a movie all us scrappy underdogs would have to do would be beat him in dodgeball and we would get all the testing kits ppe and ventilators.

Instead it's real life so he'll charge us 2.2 Trillion for entrance to the tournament then when we win will find out he already sold it all to China.

#22 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2020-04-03 02:10 PM | Reply

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