Trump Refuses To Take Power From His Incompetent Son-In-Law Amid Coronavirus Crisis
President Donald Trump is not good at much when it comes to governing, but one thing he is good at is nepotism.
Even as the coronavirus crisis worsens, he continues to allow his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to have a measure of control over the handling of the pandemic. Kushner has no background in healthcare, and is just another rich kid real estate type, just like Trump is.
Yet, that is not stopping Trump from allowing Kushner to have a measure of control over what is happening with the crisis with regards to Kushner.
Mr. Trump has refused repeated warnings to rely on experts or to neutralize some of the power held by his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, in favor of a traditional staff structure. He has rarely fully empowered people in the jobs they hold.
Mr. Kushner’s early involvement with dealing with the virus was in advising the President that the media’s coverage exaggerated the threat.
And that is just the problem here. The entire strategy from the Trump Administration, regarding the coronavirus crisis, has been to downplay the threat it poses, and to put incompetent loyalists, rather than actual health officials, in charge of controlling and containing the outbreak.
Instead of admitting that none of them have any clue what the hell is going on, Trump and his cronies are making sure that there are people in place who will protect the president’s reputation in an election season rather than actually trying to protect the American people.
Jared Kushner is utterly unqualified for every job Trump has given him. He is not competent when it comes to trying to secure peace in the Middle East, and he is certainly no health professional who is qualified to make sure that the COVID-19 pandemic does not spread further in the United States.
This is an outrage, and a dangerous outcome of this entire saga at that. There should never be a man like Jared Kushner in charge of trying to contain an international pandemic.
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