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 states stockpiles that they then use.” pic.twitter.com/9Q7j8QBCMv
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 2, 2020
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.
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) April 3, 2020
What does Jared mean when he says “our” stockpile? Does he not know that the White House is “our” house? NOTHING belongs to them! It ALL belongs to WE the people! #JaredKushnerForPrison
— RayeEllen (@onlyonejewelry1) April 3, 2020
Every time Jared gets involved with making policy it turns to shit. There’s actual data on this. Why are we putting our families at risk? Why aren’t we demanding his removal?
— 🍑ProgressNow🍑 (@ProgressNow00) April 3, 2020
so trotting out creepy, unqualified grifting son-in-law didn’t go well…🤔#JaredKushnerForPrison
— things have changed (@Joecar1956) April 3, 2020
Who dafuq are the stockpiles beings saved for if not the people of the U.S.?
— CrabDiving Podcast (@CrabDiving) April 3, 2020
The president’s son-in-law is denying states needed medical supplies to fight COVID-19, because he knows their needs better than they do. He’s an idiot who thinks he’s smart. Very dangerous. #JaredKushnerForPrison https://t.co/4YvcbKPPH1
— paul (@paulodrei) April 3, 2020
Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse….than jared shows up.#JaredKushnerForPrison
Jared Kushner Ripped For Saying ‘Our Stockpile’ Isn’t Meant For States To Use https://t.co/AGjrKDPRUm via @Yahoo
— Rick Kelley (@rickkelley6) April 3, 2020
#JaredKushnerForPrison The idiot doesn’t realize the federal stock pile was paid for by US taxpayers, and belongs to everybody. Why else would it be there? Apparently he hasn’t made enough off the delayed and botched test kits, and has stake in more manufacturers
— buddy jenius scum (@BuddyCompo) April 3, 2020
Thank you to the 80,000 morons in PA, OH, MI and WI that put Jared Kushner in charge of a Global Pandemic on American soil. #JaredKushnerForPrison
— @tinfoilted (@tinfoilted1) April 3, 2020
Jared Kushner went on national television and claimed “our medical stockpiles aren’t meant for (United) States” – 2 questions:
— Ricks Little Brother (@RicksLittle) April 3, 2020
— gymorjail (@gymorjail) April 3, 2020
— Liz Brunton (@lostandfoundliz) April 3, 2020
#JaredKushnerForPrison This man isn’t qualified to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich much less do any of the stuff @realDonaldTrump allows him to do. #WakeUpAmerica this is our country. Do you want to be part of Trump America or the United States of America? Open your eyes!
— Craig GDiddy (@GDiddy64) April 3, 2020
SO NOW NEPOTISM & CRONYISM ARE PREREQUISITES FOR GETTING MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO STATE & LOCAL GOV’TS?#JaredKushnerForPrison
Jared Kushner Ripped For Saying ‘Our Stockpile’ Isn’t Meant For States To Use https://t.co/CAwWIwd3pM#FridayThoughts
— Tomthunkit™ (@TomthunkitsMind) April 3, 2020
Yup and 4th graders are making supplies for our Doctors while #JaredKushnerForPrison and @realDonaldTrump stockpile and SELL to the highest bidder the NEEDED supplies. Blood is on their hands! #WorstPresidentInHistory https://t.co/l636gkCE78
— Kay Pickler (@KayPickler) April 3, 2020