The recession has begun, and happy talk continues with the “Mission Accomplished” statement by Kushner to Fox and Friends.
There was another WH pseudo-event with the third straight day of business frottage, self-congratulating companies, and happy talk. They called it a roundtable because unlike yesterday it was in a different WH room, sitting around a table.
Yesterday featured a Trump promise of 5 million tests per day that his testing director says would be “impossible on any planet”. Trump and his minions promise America a haircut, but deliver a dry dromedary, as the cable networks and even CSpan decided to tell the WH to pound sand.
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None of the three cable networks, or CSPAN 1 or 2, are carrying TrumpÃ¢ÂÂs event live at this moment. Fox aired the top of his remarks and the pulled out of itÃ¢ÂÂ Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 29, 2020
There are lots of ways of discussing the actual policy trade-offs involved in Covid that don't make you sound like a deranged sociopath, and yet so many people out here going full psycho.
Ã¢ÂÂ Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) April 29, 2020
JaredÃ¢ÂÂs Ã¢ÂÂthis is a great success storyÃ¢ÂÂ is like Bush's Ã¢ÂÂHeck-of-a-jobÃ¢ÂÂ except itÃ¢ÂÂs exponentially more ridiculous and detached from reality. https://t.co/ssIn8B58H7
Ã¢ÂÂ Sam Stein (@samstein) April 29, 2020
President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who has been largely absent amid the coronavirus crisis in recent weeks, said on Wednesday that “this is a great success story” as the death toll nears 60,000, with more than one million COVID-19 cases recorded. “We’re on the other side of the medical aspect of this,” Kushner said in an interview with Fox News. “We’ve achieved all the different milestones that are needed. The federal government rose to the challenge, and this is a great success story.” As of Wednesday, the United States recorded at least 58,368 deaths related to the coronavirus and 1,013,168 confirmed cases, according to a Johns Hopkins University tracker. On Tuesday, the death toll surpassed the number of American fatalities—58,220—in the Vietnam War.
Project Air Bridge is Jared KushnerÃ¢ÂÂs secretive public-private partnership for COVID-19 supplies Ã¢ÂÂ but itÃ¢ÂÂs failing. States canÃ¢ÂÂt get equipment & nobody's explaining how the project works. @SenBlumenthal & I want answers from the participating suppliers. https://t.co/qkfX3MPIa6
Ã¢ÂÂ Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) April 27, 2020
“Nobody has more influence in the WH than Jared. Nobody has more influence outside the WH than Jared. HeÃ¢ÂÂs No. 2 after Trump. Kushner even tried to press Trump not to declare a national emergency because he thought it would tank the stock market.”https://t.co/iz7kWOQ6q6
Ã¢ÂÂ Democratic Coalition (@TheDemCoalition) April 29, 2020
Republican death panels, Amiright? https://t.co/gKhexsKSyt
Ã¢ÂÂ Molly Jong-FastÃ°ÂÂÂ¡ (@MollyJongFast) April 29, 2020
Trump on Jared Kushner: “He may be my son-in-law, but he is a brilliant person.”
Ã¢ÂÂ Daniel Dale (@ddale8) April 29, 2020