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Trump to unveil new WH office – ‘a SWAT team to fix government’ – to be lead by Jared Kushner

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President Donald Trump is expected to announce Monday he has tapped son-in-law Jared Kushner to head up a new White House office designed to target “government stagnation.”

Fulfilling one of Trump’s campaign promises, the office will overhaul the federal bureaucracy by incorporating ideas from the business world, The Washington Post reported.

The newspaper referred to the effort, which may privatize some functions of the government, as “a SWAT team to fix government.”

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“We can confirm we are making an announcement tomorrow to establish the White House office of American Innovation and look forward to sharing additional details,” a senior White House official told Fox News Sunday.

The president said the effort was a continuation of his promise to “produce results.”

“All Americans, regardless of their political views, can recognize that government stagnation has hindered our ability to properly function, often creating widespread congestion and leading to cost overruns and delays,” he said in a statement to The Washington Post.

“I promised the American people I would produce results, and apply my ‘ahead of schedule, under budget’ mentality to the government,” Trump added.

In an interview Sunday with The Post, Kushner discussed the office, which he views as “an offensive team” capable of attracting top talent from both inside and outside of government.

“We should have excellence in government,” Kushner said. “The government should be run like a great American company. Our hope is that we can achieve successes and efficiencies for our customers, who are the citizens.”

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The members of Kushner’s team include Gary Cohn, director of the National Economic Council; Chris Liddell, assistant to the president for strategic initiatives; Reed Cordish, assistant to the president for intergovernmental and technology initiatives; Dina Powell, senior counselor to the president for economic initiatives and deputy national security adviser; and Andrew Bremberg, director of the Domestic Policy Council.

Tom Tillison


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