Jared Kushner Overseeing Coronaviorus Response, Trump Upset at Dr. Anthony Fauci: Report
President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is reportedly overseeing the response to the deadly coronavirus crisis.
Sources told the New York Times that Trump has become frustrated with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who often contradicts Trump’s false medical claims.
Sources told Vanity Fair that Trump is frustrated because Dr. Fauci advocates bringing the economy to a halt to combat the virus pandemic:
Trump is furious. He’s been calling business leaders asking if he should just reopen the economy.
Sources said that Trump feels that “he can ignore” Dr. Fauci because Kushner has been telling Trump about experimental coronavirus treatments he’s been hearing about from Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.
However, Vice President Mike Pence is reportedly upset that Kushner is running the show:
Two sources said Vice President Mike Pence has complained to Trump about Kushner’s meddling in the work of the coronavirus task force.
An unidentified Republican, who has been “briefed” on the conversations between Trump and Kushner, says “Jared is bringing conspiracy theories to Trump about potential treatments.”
A former White House official added: “Trump is like an 11-year-old boy waiting for the fairy godmother to bring him a magic pill.”