From impeachment strategy to peace in the Middle East, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor—Jared Kushner—has taken on some ambitious projects during his time in the White House.
Unfortunately, his qualifications for these are nonexistent.
Inexplicably, Kushner spoke to reporters at the President's daily briefing on the virus that's ballooned into a national public health crisis, and his words were far from assuring.
Kushner addressed the shortage of vital medical equipment that's hindered governors across the country from effectively treating certain cases of the virus. Bidding wars over equipment have broken out between the states as a result.
Those governors and other local officials have pressured the Trump administration to use its access to federal stockpiles to oversee the distribution of this equipment, only to be told by Trump that the federal government should be used as a backup.
Kushner echoed those claims in his bizarre 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."
In the United States of America, who is the "our" Jared refers to, if not...the United States?
People were quick to correct him.
That is, in fact, exactly what it’s there for. Get states the resources they need, or get out of the way. https://t.co/8TwnfQ19DK— Elizabeth Warren (@Elizabeth Warren)1585935917.0
Gov't 101: In our country, when a person from the federal government uses the pronoun "our" that is meant to mean e… https://t.co/bKNhIXv1C7— Richard Stengel (@Richard Stengel)1585916022.0
Dear Jared Kushner of the @realDonaldTrump Administration: We are the UNITED STATES of America. The federal stockpi… https://t.co/6kni6XdYOB— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu)1585874050.0
Does anyone know any federal Americans? Where do they live? How many are there? Are they nice? Why do they need… https://t.co/EVdaG0C0uD— Joe Lockhart (@Joe Lockhart)1585874576.0
Who exactly is the federal stockpile for if not the states that comprise the Union? https://t.co/HiOfP00dKw— John Legend (@John Legend)1585874998.0
After all, take a wild guess at who paid for the supplies in these stockpiles.
Our Stockpile? Does Jared Kushner understand that the taxpayer funds the federal government? https://t.co/T0t7mVkBFv— Amee Vanderpool (@Amee Vanderpool)1585916245.0
Listen, @jaredkushner, you greedy, self-serving grifter. You may not know this, but that federal stockpile of criti… https://t.co/cCjE3OKCUw— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@Jon Cooper 🇺🇸)1585881303.0
Shocking. His use of the word, "our" , is so wrong. Mr. Kushner and the federal government work for US, citizens of… https://t.co/soO7wpHe8N— Michael McFaul (@Michael McFaul)1585894673.0
Feeling assured yet?