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Wed Oct 7, 2020, 08:23 PM Oct 2020

An explosive new documentary details how Jared Kushner's coronavirus task force consisted mainly of [View all]

20-something volunteers buying PPE with personal email accounts

When Max Kennedy Jr. volunteered to help out on Jared Kushner's White House COVID-19 Supply-Chain Task Force, he thought he'd be helping out senior staff with rote tasks like data entry.

"My old boss called me and said he heard Kushner's task force needed younger volunteers who had general skills and were willing to work seven days a week for no money," Kennedy, now 27, said in the forthcoming documentary about the Trump team's coronavirus response, "Totally Under Control." The film, which was made in secret over the last five months, is slated for on-demand release October 13.

So Kennedy traveled to DC and showed up at the headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Once there, he said volunteers were led to Conference Room A, a windowless, underground meeting space. TVs covered the walls, all blaring Fox News.

After they sat down, Kennedy said representatives from FEMA and the military came in and gave them a "pep talk." The officials told volunteers that they needed to procure "the stuff" for the US government — Kennedy said they were referring to personal protective equipment, or PPE.


"We thought we'd be auxiliary support for an existing procurement team," Kennedy, who is the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, said in the film. "Instead, we were the team."

Kennedy said he and a dozen unpaid, inexperienced volunteers had become a core component of the US government's efforts to procure PPE.

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The incompetence and denial Ohiogal Oct 2020 #1
Work 7 days a week for no money? Where do I sign up? louis-t Oct 2020 #2
Ooh this goes right along with the Vanity Fair reporting underpants Oct 2020 #3
Has Kushner managed anything successfully besides... brush Oct 2020 #6
Not that I know of. underpants Oct 2020 #15
So that would make his de facto title "Secretary of Nothing." calimary Oct 2020 #20
I like that. underpants Oct 2020 #22
And he certainly IS a big Nothing. calimary Oct 2020 #23
Light years beyond being surprised PandoraAwakened Oct 2020 #4
K&R! SheltieLover Oct 2020 #5
Grifters gotta grift, grift, grift... Apologies to Taylor Swift Evolve Dammit Oct 2020 #7
Apart from the incompetence of the "planning," which was no surprise at all, BobTheSubgenius Oct 2020 #8
KNR Lucinda Oct 2020 #9
It's like they're trying to look like baffoons. NoRoadUntravelled Oct 2020 #10
My anger over what the Crooked Hissolini Admin has done is nearly matched by Dark n Stormy Knight Oct 2020 #11
Jared scanned an article about some people somewhere who might have done something ... marble falls Oct 2020 #12
I keep picturing Jared atop a huge pile of PPE... Buckeye_Democrat Oct 2020 #13
Sounds like procurement process for the Bush administration rpannier Oct 2020 #14
And He Went To Prison COL Mustard Oct 2020 #16
The movie, 'War Dogs' was based on that shit-show. SergeStorms Oct 2020 #18
Can't wait to see that Doc. SergeStorms Oct 2020 #17
Murderers! sarcasmo Oct 2020 #19
So, what is being done now? The pandemic is still with us and the Fall wave is approaching. Hugin Oct 2020 #21
Inexperience is the premium fuel of Fascism. live love laugh Oct 2020 #24
Kick dalton99a Oct 2020 #25
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