- With the nation’s top medical experts at the White House’s disposal,
Jared Kushnerdecided to go in a different direction when it came to devising a national COVID-19 testingstrategy.
- Kushner hired his college
roommateto work on a team tasked with streamlining testing at the federal level, according to a new Vanity Fair report.
- While Kushner’s omnipresence in major White House initiatives is not new — experts derided his
coronavirus“impact team” as the “Slim Suit Crowd” — the report’s details on the testing plan are new.
- Kushner’s plan “just went poof into thin air,” one of the team members told Vanity Fair.
- The report said the team also procured 1 million defunct coronavirus tests from a company that misspelled its own name in an invoice.
If it’s a major issue in the Trump White House, Jared Kushner is probably running point.
When he was put in charge of devising a national strategy for coronavirus testing, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser went to his college roommate over credentialed medical experts for an initiative that eventually “just went poof into thin air,” one of its participants told Vanity Fair this week.