As I quipped, “So Jared DID bring “some expertise” to the equation — that of “private industry” and the Trump Rolodex.” Little did I know this presumption would be confirmed:
Jared Kushner has coordinated distribution of medical supplies with Republican donors: report
“He’s really being a liaison to different donors, to different corporate allies of this administration”
by TRAVIS GETTYS, RawStory; Salon.com — Apr 6, 2020
Reporter Robert Costa revealed that Jared Kushner has been coordinating the distribution of medical supplies with Republican donors.
“Jared Kushner is there and he’s really being a liaison to different donors, to different corporate allies of this administration, which has created confusion about the chain of command, about whether corporations should work through Jared, whether they should work through Vice President [Mike] Pence and the task force,” he added.
This outrageous “Supply-chain EBay” is by design, and not by dysfunction.
Let the Rear Admiral John Polowczyk, who is also the director of fleet ordnance and supply at the U.S. Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk, Va., now helping to lead the effort to “replenish supplies” of personal protective equipment — Let this just-drafted Jared-gopher explain — the newly-designed “Supply chain” — in his own words:
"I'm putting volume into that system," says public official tasked with explaining that states are free to buy needed medical materials on the open market, and to without if they can't
the free market demands bodies for its dinner, and gets them https://t.co/IJZIo8Ihqu
— The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) April 3, 2020
“This product that were moving is primarily commercial product, that would enter the commercial system, and be distributed through financial business transactions, between hospitals and these distributors.”
Reporter: “That explains why states say they are bidding like they are on E-Bay. Because the supplies are going to the private sector, and then they have to go there, to get the supplies.”
“That’s normally how things work. I’m not here to disrupt a supply chain.”
“Look, these six to seven distributors have 6 to 700 warehouses. They have trucks to go to the hospital door everyday. Were bringing product in. They’re filling orders for hospitals, nursing homes, like normal. I’m putting volume into that system.”
“We have the data now. So we put together this data element, over the last 13 days, get the people in, look at the problem — build this. I am now seeing the truth about what’s in the supply chain — there’s been some abnormal behavior.”
As the Governor of Colorado found out the hard way, what the Jared-coordinated Supply-chain wants, the Jared-liaised “Supply-chain Distributors” get — to the tune of a 500-Ventilators order poached. Sorry Coloradans, you really didn’t need those Ventilators, did ya?
Or is it? Conflict of Interest, thy name is Trump — and now Kushner too!
It’s only our health and security that’s being auctioned off to the highest bidder.