“So with testing now, what he’s been saying to us is, don’t fall into the same trap that we fell into the first time. The states have to own the testing, the federal testing. And the federal government should not own the testing, the federal government should not own, kind of, the rules.
“It’s got to be up to the governors, because that’s the way the federalist system works. But the president is also very smart politically with the way he did that fight with the governors to say ‘No, no, no, I own the opening.’
“Because, again, the opening is going to be very popular. People want this country open. But if it opens in the wrong way, the question will be, did the governors follow the guidelines we set out or no?” – Jared Kushner, on an April tape released by Bob Woodward.
Woodward Reveals Tape of Kushner Saying Trump Wanted States to Close — But Wanted Credit for Reopening: ‘Very Smart Politically’https://t.co/JOJCibzu35
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) October 29, 2020
“A Shakespearean tragedy unto itself,” says Bob Woodward, of Jared Kushner recounting an Oval Office conversation in which he said Kayleigh McEnany said Pres. Trump might be better off politically because of Covid-19.
“I said ‘is that possible?'” said an astonished Woodward. pic.twitter.com/6PudJZ26Jr
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) October 29, 2020
Even after the coronavirus pandemic had killed more than 40,000 Americans, President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner bragged in April to journalist Bob Woodward that Trump was “getting the country back from the doctors” through a “negotiated settlement” https://t.co/TqOVqua5Ss
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) October 28, 2020