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Disaster-hero general rips Jared Kushner over coronavirus stockpile

Added 04-04-20 02:18:02pm EST - “The retired US Army general who led federal relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina has joined a chorus of critics slamming President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner for his tak?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Disaster-hero general rips Jared Kushner over coronavirus stockpile”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The retired US Army general who led federal relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina has joined a chorus of critics slamming President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner for his take on tapping the national stockpile of medical equipment during the coronavirus crisis.

“He has no idea what the hell he’s talking about,” Lt. Gen. Russell Honore told MSNBC Friday. “And he may be confusing the situation more than he’s adding.”

Kushner, who made his debut at the White House’s daily coronavirus briefing Thursday, caused a stir when he said the federal government’s supplies are meant to be a backup for the states — not their main source of ventilators, masks and other items.

“You have instances where, in cities, they’re running out, but the state still has a stockpile,” Kushner said.  “And the notion of the federal stockpile was it’s supposed to be our stockpile; it’s not supposed to be state stockpiles that they then use.”

“You have to take inventory in your own state and you have to show that there’s a real need,” the White House senior aide added.

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