Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner's extremely rare public appearance Thursday at the Trump coronavirus task force briefing is still drawing strong condemnation for the President's son-in-law. Cries of nepotism are now the least of critics' worries, given that, many say, Kushner's incompetence this time will lead to the deaths of thousands.
The American public's anger and outrage center on these remarks Kushner made during the briefing: "The notion of the federal stockpile was it's supposed to be our stockpile. It's not supposed to be states' stockpiles that they then use."
JARED KUSHNER: "The notion of the federal stockpile was it's supposed to be our stockpile. It's not supposed to be… https://t.co/Eo4EtTEmSF— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1585869361.0
Many are asking who Kushner thinks "our" is.
Not only is Kushner condescendingly dangerous, he's dead wrong.
"Strategic National Stockpile is the nation’s largest supply of life-saving pharmaceuticals and medical supplies for use in a public health emergency severe enough to cause local supplies to run out," the U.S. Government's website for the Strategic National Stockpile says.
"When state, local, tribal, and territorial responders request federal assistance to support their response efforts, the stockpile ensures that the right medicines and supplies get to those who need them most during an emergency. Organized for scalable response to a variety of public health threats, this repository contains enough supplies to respond to multiple large-scale emergencies simultaneously."
The fury from the American people over Kushner's remarks (not to mention apparent heading of the coronavirus response inside the White House) is palpable. We are in the early stages of a global pandemic that has already infected over one million people, leaving tens of thousands dead. Before it is over, experts say, millions of Americans could lose their lives.
This is why Kushner rarely makes public appearances. Now #JaredKushnerForPrison is trending. https://t.co/d47V4NoKPS— Helen Kennedy (@Helen Kennedy) 1585917850.0
What does Jared mean when he says "our" stockpile? Does he not know that the White House is "our" house? NOTHING be… https://t.co/4YZ6JKZqpU— RayeEllen (@RayeEllen) 1585913886.0
@djrothkopf Every time Jared gets involved with making policy it turns to shit. There's actual data on this. Why ar… https://t.co/tUI0n3YHap— 😷ProgressNow, M.A.😷 (@😷ProgressNow, M.A.😷) 1585909176.0
so trotting out creepy, unqualified grifting son-in-law didn't go well...🤔 #JaredKushnerForPrison— things have changed (@things have changed) 1585915317.0
Who dafuq are the stockpiles beings saved for if not the people of the U.S.? Mars? Russia? Rich people? Light t… https://t.co/4dUx9Ju5jR— CrabDiving Podcast (@CrabDiving Podcast) 1585914967.0
The president's son-in-law is denying states needed medical supplies to fight COVID-19, because he knows their need… https://t.co/MMptkOd4W3— paul (@paul) 1585912453.0
Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse....than jared shows up. #JaredKushnerForPrison Jared Kushner Ripped F… https://t.co/2T4xZZ6cTN— Rick Kelley (@Rick Kelley) 1585912731.0
#JaredKushnerForPrison The idiot doesn't realize the federal stock pile was paid for by US taxpayers, and belongs t… https://t.co/jzh8wIAKhQ— welcoming 2021 (@welcoming 2021) 1585914240.0
Thank you to the 80,000 morons in PA, OH, MI and WI that put Jared Kushner in charge of a Global Pandemic on Americ… https://t.co/WqJGqrmcBC— @tinfoilted (@@tinfoilted) 1585915500.0
so he couldn’t even get security clearance but we are trusting our entire nation to him? @gtconway3d @atrupar… https://t.co/pyLn3DYKnk— gymorjail (@gymorjail) 1585914235.0
What the actual Fuck is he on about? Who does he think the states are if not the United States? Under the Federal G… https://t.co/GVZxEsoIkc— Get uncomfortable (@Get uncomfortable) 1585912413.0
Yup and 4th graders are making supplies for our Doctors while #JaredKushnerForPrison and @realDonaldTrump stockpile… https://t.co/GyZB5CkVkN— Kay Pickler (@Kay Pickler) 1585914547.0