In the fight against the global pandemic, President Donald Trump recently brought in the "big guns"—his son in law, Jared Kushner.
Kushner may have no experience in the medical field.
He may already be in charge of countless other administration goals including peace in the middle east, the opioid crisis and criminal justice reform to name but a few. He may be coming into this fight long after leaders like Dr. Anthony Fauci or Mike Pence.
But Kushner has one of thing none of those other men do—he's married to Donald Trump's daughter.
On Twitter, Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Clinton, called Kushner out without naming him by pointing out how SHE was unqualified for the position he holds despite having much more expertise in the field.
(Keep thinking: I’ve a Masters in Public Health; wrote my doctoral dissertation on global efforts to tackle AIDS pa… https://t.co/vggsDE8pkk— Chelsea Clinton (@Chelsea Clinton)1585965693.0
Chelsea Clinton responds to Kushner’s qualifications.⬇️ https://t.co/N0Ws4HSD63— 🌻ANNA 🌻 (@🌻ANNA 🌻)1586045935.0
There has never been another President whose nepotism was so obvious.
Imagine Hillary Clinton in the White House putting Chelsea Clinton’s husband, Mark, in charge of handling the COVID… https://t.co/hL0s1GAJxY— Rachel R. Gonzalez (@Rachel R. Gonzalez)1585868666.0
@RachelRGonzalez My imagination doesn’t stretch that far.— Chelsea Clinton (@Chelsea Clinton)1585965762.0
Chelsea Clinton hasn't been hesitant to criticize the White House's handling of the current crisis—so much of what we're now experiencing was preventable.
We are seeing preventable mass deaths in the United States.— Brian Schatz (@Brian Schatz)1585938684.0
Multiple failures-to test every suspected case, to isolate confirmed cases, to contact trace, to adequately prepare… https://t.co/33bZ20tSrE— Chelsea Clinton (@Chelsea Clinton)1585692291.0
YOU ARE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. Not some states. Not just of the people who voted for you. Not just of… https://t.co/DIScPbVNHm— Chelsea Clinton (@Chelsea Clinton)1585084214.0
Twitter will always appreciate someone calling out Kushner on his incompetence.
@AuntLulie yass https://t.co/kcM9ZIw7D3— Nisha4real-Grill Mistress (@Nisha4real-Grill Mistress)1586046134.0
@Paiyslee Her daughter has wrote her PhD in pandemics and a MS in public health. Chelsea Clinton. We have Jared.— DaleWillResist📣 (@DaleWillResist📣)1586190096.0
@SaysHummingbird Yes, but being unqualified is something Jared Kushner is uniquely qualified for . . . 🤪— Thom Sgt (@Thom Sgt)1586035213.0
There is literally no reason Jared Kushner should be involved with this issue.
@SaysHummingbird @johnharveyphoto Plus, in trumpian fashion, it wouldn’t even be her in that position. It would be… https://t.co/bXSXp64adD— Dawn Ellen (@Dawn Ellen)1586048472.0
@SaysHummingbird She would be 100s of times better than that fool.— Hunter Andrews (@Hunter Andrews)1586035884.0
Many wished it WERE Chelsea Clinton leading the charge.
Her knowledge of her own qualifications surely puts her ahead of Kushner's blind confidence.
@SaysHummingbird @Angela14777869 Love her❤— DEBORAH DUNNING🦋🌊🌊🌊🌊🦋 (@DEBORAH DUNNING🦋🌊🌊🌊🌊🦋)1586118144.0
@HuffPostPol Chelsey Clinton, unlike Jared Kushner, has the intelligence and humility to know what she would be qualified to do!— Larry Nykerk, USPTR (@Larry Nykerk, USPTR)1586011275.0
Being in Trump's family is currently the most important item on a political resume.
@HuffPostPol She would be qualified if she married one of the trump kids apparently.— ramseyshea (@ramseyshea)1586012502.0
@HuffPostPol Jared Kushner has nobody's respect, except his father-in-law's.— FS (@FS)1586026619.0
It's also worth noting that Jared Kushner hasn't succeeded in many of the tasks given to him by the Trump administration since his father-in-law took office nearly four years ago.
@HuffPostPol Putting Kushner in charge of anything is like giving a six year old a loaded gun— Monty Misanthrope (@Monty Misanthrope)1586009719.0
Our country is going through one of its largest crises in decades. Americans deserve to know the best people are at the top, making the best decisions. That does not seem to be the case.
The book American Oligarchs: The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power is available here.