White House Chafes at Criticism of Kushner’s COVID-19 Effort

Donald Trump is not only incredibly supportive of his own children, he’s also supportive of the people they’ve chosen to marry. No one represents this ideal better than the President’s on-in-law Jared Kushner.

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The first son-in-law has been assigned with a number of different jobs from making peace in the Middle East to helping Trump get reelected. Kushner has also been heavily criticized for his efforts to combat the coronavirus. On Friday, however, the White House fought back against critics of Ivanka’s husband’s COVID-19 effort.

Kushner couldn’t have been more effusive in his praise for the job he did than he was in late April. “We’re on the other side of the medical aspect of this, and I think that we’ve achieved all the different milestones that are needed,” the President’s son-in-law told Fox and Friends. “The federal government rose to the challenge, and this is a great success story. And I think that that’s really, you know, what needs to be told.”

A White House official told The Hill, “It is just kind of sad that they are looking for reasons to criticize a very successful effort instead of doing real reporting. This was an unusual situation and [the group] did some unconventional things, but ultimately there has been a lot of success.”

Donald Trump also said that people are underestimating his son-in-law. “You’ve done a great job,” said the President.  “Some day people are going to appreciate it. They say, ‘Oh, he’s a relation.’ Well if he wasn’t a good relation, I’d get him out of here so fast.”

The current COVID-19 death toll in the United States stands at 78,198.

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