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Washington DC and The Holy Land>Kushner's coronavirus team shied away from a national strategy
oaklandhater 01:12 PM 07-31-2020
https://www.businessinsider.com/kush...-report-2020-7

Kushner's coronavirus team shied away from a national strategy, believing that the virus was hitting Democratic states hardest and that they could blame governors, report says

Some members of Jared Kushner's coronavirus task force believed the pandemic would affect Democratic areas worse and may have adjusted accordingly, Vanity Fair reported.
In March and early April, Kushner gathered a team to devise a nationwide coronavirus testing plan.
A public-health expert in regular contact with the team told the magazine that "the political folks" thought a nationwide response was a bad political move.
At the time, outbreaks were worst in Democratic-voting states and cities. The source suggested that some close to Kushner thought it was best to hold back and blame governors.
Kushner's plan was indeed dropped in favor of a mainly state-by-state response. Since then, cases have surged in states on both sides of the political divide.
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Members of Jared Kushner's coronavirus task force considered a national-scale testing plan early in the US's coronavirus outbreak.

However, according to a new Vanity Fair report, the plan never came to be, partly because the task force thought it would be better politically to hold off.

The logic, a source told Vanity Fair, was that the virus would hit Democratic-voting areas hardest and that the damage could be blamed on governors instead.

In March and early April, Kushner, a senior White House adviser, led a task force, parallel to the White House's official efforts, to devise a plan to accelerate coronavirus testing and supply chains nationwide.

Ultimately, that was abandoned, and President Donald Trump shifted much of the responsibility for controlling outbreaks to individual states.

A public-health expert who was in regular contact with Kushner's team told Vanity Fair's Katherine Eban that political reasoning may have influenced the decision.

"The political folks believed that because it was going to be relegated to Democratic states, that they could blame those governors, and that would be an effective political strategy," the unnamed expert said.

The expert also said the final call would have been Kushner's. "It was very clear that Jared was ultimately the decision maker as to what [plan] was going to come out," they said.

When the team was working, New York was the epicenter of the US's coronavirus outbreak, with more than 300,000 cases by early April.

It's not the first time the Trump administration has been accused of using politicized reasoning in its pandemic response.

The president wore a face mask in public for the first time in early July, and he has recently signaled a more serious take on a pandemic that he had previously downplayed.

On Monday, however, reports emerged that Trump's pivot may have been motivated by advisers showing him increases in cases in Republican and swing states — "our people," a senior administration official told The Washington Post.

Several states, both red and blue, have seen significant increases in coronavirus cases since beginning to ease lockdowns. Arizona, Florida, and Texas — all of which have Republican governors — are among the states that now have more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 people.
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Taco John 01:12 PM 07-31-2020
Sounds like they understand federalism. Good on 'em.
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Hammock Parties 01:13 PM 07-31-2020
I'm glad to hear Trump is not a fascist.
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oaklandhater 01:14 PM 07-31-2020

.@PressSec: "I will not politicize Herman Cain’s passing" https://t.co/tSU4VVC3OG

— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 31, 2020


talking about covid deaths is politicizingn.

Same dumb ass logic that people try to spout here.
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oaklandhater 01:16 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by Taco John:
Sounds like they understand federalism. Good on 'em.
Sounds like they thought it would hurt Dem governors more.

Didn't think about the long haul.

Desantis and abbott look like shit right now
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oaklandhater 01:16 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by Hammock Parties:
I'm glad to hear Trump is not a fascist.
it's trump's virus now.
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Raiderhader 01:17 PM 07-31-2020
Eldorado

Gaily bedight,
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.

But he grew old—
This knight so bold—
And o’er his heart a shadow—
Fell as he found
No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.

And, as his strength
Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow—
‘Shadow,’ said he,
‘Where can it be—
This land of Eldorado?’

‘Over the Mountains
Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
Ride, boldly ride,’
The shade replied,—
‘If you seek for Eldorado!’


-Edgar Allan Poe
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Hammock Parties 01:18 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by oaklandhater:
it's trump's virus now.
you are a virus

and trump is the cure
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oaklandhater 01:19 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by Raiderhader:
Eldorado

Gaily bedight,
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.

But he grew old—
This knight so bold—
And o’er his heart a shadow—
Fell as he found
No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.

And, as his strength
Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow—
‘Shadow,’ said he,
‘Where can it be—
This land of Eldorado?’

‘Over the Mountains
Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
Ride, boldly ride,’
The shade replied,—
‘If you seek for Eldorado!’


-Edgar Allan Poe

:-) no need to fucking be a prick we are discussing covid here.
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Chiefspants 01:19 PM 07-31-2020
Does anyone actually believe in Jared Kushner when it comes to anything?
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Bowser 01:20 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by oaklandhater:
it's trump's virus now.
Only to those trying to push a narrative


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oaklandhater 01:21 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by Hammock Parties:
you are a virus

and trump is the cure

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oaklandhater 01:21 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by Bowser:
Only to those trying to push a narrative

We are the only major western country getting major deaths due to his lack of leadership.

fucking own it.
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Raiderhader 01:21 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by oaklandhater:
:-) no need to fucking be a prick we are discussing covid here.
No, you are discussing politics. Covid is just the vehicle for your message/agenda.
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oaklandhater 01:22 PM 07-31-2020
Originally Posted by Chiefspants:
Does anyone actually believe in Jared Kushner when it comes to anything?
Sadly trump must.

How much shit did/does Trump put that worthless assholes in charge of.

7 jobs Jared Kushner is now doing for the United States of America

1. Jared Kushner is responsible for negotiating peace in the Middle East.
Trump has tasked Kushner with brokering “a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.” “If you can’t produce peace in the Middle East, nobody can,” Trump told Kushner at an inauguration event.

2. Jared Kushner is responsible for solving America’s opioid epidemic.
Kushner will be responsible for crafting a strategy to combat “opioid abuse, a regular emphasis for Trump on the campaign trail.” He will oversee a commission devoted to the topic that will be headed by Chris Christie.

3. Jared Kushner is responsible for diplomacy with Mexico.
When Trump was set to deliver a speech on the border wall, Kushner, consulting with Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray, re-wrote the speech “to make it less damaging” to bilateral relationships with Mexico. Kushner then went to the Oval Office to brief Trump on the changes, which he ultimately agreed to. Mexican officials told CBS News that “Kushner is now handling everything between the two countries, and personally trying to keep the relationship from disintegrating further.”

4. Jared Kushner is responsible for diplomacy with China.
Kushner is the administration’s point person for diplomacy on China. He had repeatedly met with Chinese diplomats. The New York Times reports that “heavily involved in planning the presidential visit [of Xi Jinping], a senior official said, and took part in a National Security Council meeting… at which North Korea and China were discussed.”

5. Jared Kushner is responsible for reforming care for veterans.
Kushner will also dedicate time to “reimagining Veterans Affairs.” This was also a top priority for Trump on the trail, who repeatedly pledged to take better care of veterans.

6. Jared Kushner is responsible for reforming the criminal justice system.
Kushner traveled to the Capital building this week to represent the administration in a discussion of criminal justice reform with two key Senators, Buzzfeed reported.

7. Jared Kushner is responsible for reinventing the entire government and making it work like a business.
Trump recently put Kushner in charge of the “White House Office of American Innovation.” The new office “is designed to infuse fresh thinking into Washington, float above the daily political grind and create a lasting legacy for a president.” It’s task, according to Kushner is to make the entire U.S. government “run like a great American company.”

As he loads Kushner up with tasks, Trump has failed to nominate people for many key roles in the administration. Trump has failed to even nominate a candidate for 491 of the 553 key administration positions that require Senate approval.

The White House did announce one high-profile new staffer this week. Trump’s daughter Ivanka will officially be an Assistant to the President.

7 jobs and he sucks at all of em.

https://archive.thinkprogress.org/7-...-6f0a799462ed/
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