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Jared Kushner hired his college roommate to create a national coronavirus testing plan, according to a new report
Jake Lahut
Jul 31, 2020, 11:56 AM



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.

The Vanity Fair report, published on Thursday, included new details about Kushner's role in the nation's bungled coronavirus response, particularly in forming a handpicked team to create a strategy that was never implemented.

Efforts to build an advanced testing and tracing operation nationwide were scrapped, the report said. One explanation said to have persuaded Kushner to ditch he plan was a sentiment in the White House that outbreaks would be confined to blue states, providing cover for the Trump administration to blame Democratic governors for the pandemic's damage.

https://www.businessinsider.com/kushner-hired-college-roommate-national-covid-coronavirus-testing-plan-2020-7?amp

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