Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner participates in a press briefing at the White House on September 4, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images
A new documentary shining a light on White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner’s handling of the COVID-19 is raising questions about the credibility of his Supply Chain Task Force’s pandemic response over the last several months.
In the forthcoming documentary titled, “Totally Under Control,” Max Kennedy, Jr., also the 27-year-old grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, reflected on his time as a volunteer working for President Donald Trump’s administration in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
“My old boss called me and said he heard Kushner’s task force needed younger volunteers who had general skills and were willing to work seven days a week for no money,” Kennedy said.
Although Kennedy admitted that he was apprehensive about working for the Trump administration, he took the position. When he arrived at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Washington, D.C., he and others were led to an underground conference room with no windows. TVs blaring news reports from Fox News covered the walls as representatives of FEMA and the military entered to brief the new staff about their positions.
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According to Kennedy, volunteers were told that they needed to acquire “stuff” for the government. He soon learned the “stuff” they were referring to was actually personal protective equipment (PPE). After government officials left, Kennedy and other volunteers slowly began to better understand what was transpiring.
“We thought we’d be auxiliary support for an existing procurement team,” Kennedy said in the documentary. “Instead, we were the