Kushner’s advice: testing will spook the market. President agrees months later.

https://www.ft.com/content/97dc7de6-940b-11ea-abcd-371e24b679ed

The Financial Times, a non-partisan, center oriented business daily, gives one of the most comprehensive reports on the administration’s response to COVID 19.

“Jared [Kushner] had been arguing that testing too many people, or ordering too many ventilators, would spook the markets and so we just shouldn’t do it,” says a Trump confidant who speaks to the president frequently. “That advice worked far more powerfully on him than what the scientists were saying. He thinks they always exaggerate.”

This might seem a stretch to some, until this:

“So the media likes to say we have the most cases, but we do, by far, the most testing. If we did very little testing, we wouldn’t have the most cases. So, in a way, by doing all of this testing, we make ourselves look bad,” Trump said during a meeting with Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds.”

https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-says-too-much-coronavirus-testing-makes-us-look-bad-2020-5

The logic is astounding. If we don’t test, then the virus won’t seem so bad.

This is like saying “if I don’t clean my house, I can just close my eyes and the dust will be gone. And, I won’t look like such a bad housekeeper.”

What concerns me is not that our president said that, but rather that his supporters either believe him or don’t care.

So, move along folks, nothing more to see here. Now about arresting Obama, sanctifying Flynn, attacking China and US governors in the same breath…

Same-o, same-o.

IMHO

2 thoughts on “Kushner’s advice: testing will spook the market. President agrees months later.

  1. You would have to look far and wide to find a more ignorant bunch of people than those in this WH. There must have been an awful lot of inbreeding going on in that gang for years.

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    1. Funny you should mention “inbreeding “.

      In a bubble is really the problem. This has been an issue for decades and acknowledged by past presidents.

      One of the Bush’s couldn’t even buy a candy bar or something during a photo op because he had no money, wallet, credit cards, etc.

      Presidents are so dependent upon staff and advisors and still have to work really hard at reaching people through empathy and understanding.

      President Trump has insulated himself so well with sycophants, yes men/women, and, of course family, he is like an emperor of old. Add to this his sheltered life and we have a perfect storm of leadership lunacy.

      IMHO

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