Russel Honoré on Friday made it crystal clear what he thinks about Jared Kushner and his role in President Donald Trump’s coronavirus job force.
” I do not think he understand what the hell he’s speaking about,” the retired lieutenant general stated of Trump’s son-in-law and advisor, who has no medical experience, in an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes.
“He’s totally clueless as to what he’s talking about,” added Honoré, who is credited with fixing the preliminary messed up federal recovery reaction to Typhoon Katrina that struck New Orleans in 2005.
Honoré’s comments was available in reaction to Kushner’s statement, throughout Thursday’s job force upgrade, that life-saving materials in the federal Strategic National Stockpile weren’t really for the states.
“The notion of the federal stockpile was it’s supposed to be our stockpile,” he stated. “It’s not supposed to be states’ stockpiles that they then use.”
Kushner’s remarks drew strong criticism.
The president later on tried to protect his son-in-law’s comments in Friday’s instruction, stating “Our” implies “the United States of America. And then we take that ‘our’ and we distribute it to the states.” Language on the Strategic National Stockpile’s website was likewise later on changed to support Kushner’s assertion.
Honoré, in his interview with Hayes, even more recommended how he ‘d get much-needed medical equipment to where it is required the most, by providing the Department of Defense a much bigger role and placing the National Guard at every health center.
Last month, Honoré slammed the Trump White House’s “slow and not decisive” reaction to the pandemic. “It’s hard to get the speed you need to save lives if you’re slow at making decisions and you’re not decisive,” he stated.
Take a look at the interview above.
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