The notoriously silent man at the center of one of many Trump administration controversies drummed up my the mainstream media has finally spoken — and people are losing their minds.
Jared Kushner, son-in-law to President Trump and top White House advisor, spoke in front of technology CEO’s while addressing the government’s outdated IT infrastructure.
PayPal founder Peter Thiel, Apple’s Tim Cook and IBM’s Ginny Rometty were a few of the bigwigs in the audience, along with Kushner’s wife, Ivanka Trump, the Daily Mail reported.
The normally quiet Kushner read from a script and said that he had expected the government sector to be resistant to change, but has found the opposite to be true.
“Today we’ve assembled a very impressive group of leaders from the private sector and are putting them to work here today to work on some of the country’s biggest challenges that will make a very meaningful difference to a lot of its citizens,” Kushner told the American Technology Council at the White House on Monday.
“Together we have set ambitious goals and empowered inter-agency teams to tackle our objectives,” Kushner continued. “It’s working and it’s very exciting.”
And it’s a good thing, as Kushner who is helping to spearhead the White House Office of American Innovation pointed out the severely outdated technology the public sector still uses including floppy discs, and data systems that have been in use for over 50 years.
“Together we will unleash the creativity of the private sector to provide citizen services in a way that has never happened before,” Kushner said.
“We will foster a new set of start-ups focused on gov tech and be a leader in the field making government more transparent and responsive to citizens’ needs,” he added.
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) June 19, 2017
Kushner praised Veterans Affairs for updating its records to an electronic system before President Trump addressed the crowd later in the afternoon.
“We’re embracing big change, bold thinking, and outsider perspectives to transform government and make it the way it should be.”
“And at far less cost,” President Trump said.
While Kushner didn’t touch anything controversial, Twitter went ahead and had a field day anyway. It didn’t take long for Trump detractors to pounce on Kushner, seemingly stunned to hear him speak.
— Nick Walden Poublon (@NWPinPDX) June 19, 2017
Jared Kushner is like that awkward kid in Speech 101 class. You know the one! https://t.co/Q7rFXYQICS
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) June 19, 2017
OMG, IT SPEAKS!!!
— Dear America… (@JustThisGal_eh) June 20, 2017
This is an in interesting take from a Party that celebrates Pajama Boy and “safe spaces,” but the left went ahead to make fun of Kushner’s not-so-manly tone anyway.
So, did anyone actually hear what he had to say?
Message? What message?
Jared Kushner speaks…and his voice is just as high-pitched and whiny as I imagined it to be. pic.twitter.com/fkJS2WJDtn
— Jennifer Korey (@JenniferKorey) June 20, 2017
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