Story at a glance

  • Jared Kushner allegedly berated a public health official during the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020 when he was told a shipment of millions of masks wouldn’t get to the United States until June.
  • The revelation comes from an excerpt in an upcoming book, “Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration's Response to the Pandemic That Changed History,” by two Washington Post reporters.
  • The book surrounds the Trump administration’s behind-the-scenes response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Jared Kushner allegedly berated a public health official during the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020 when he was told a shipment of millions of masks wouldn’t get to the United States until June, according to an excerpt from an upcoming book reported by the Washington Post.

"You f---ing moron! We'll all be dead by June," Kushner reportedly screamed at then-Assistant Secretary of the Health and Human Services Department Robert Kadlec. 

Kadlec oversaw the purchase of 600 million masks for the U.S. as the coronavirus and panic spread. Kadlec told Kushner in March that the masks would not arrive until June, to which Kushner reportedly threw his pen at the wall in anger. 


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The incident is described in the upcoming book, “Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration's Response to the Pandemic That Changed History," by Washington Post reporters Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta.

The book surrounds the Trump administration’s behind-the-scenes response to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Nightmare Scenario” is said to detail other chaotic incidents, such as then-chief of staff Mark Meadows also yelling at Kadlec over the rollout of the antiviral treatment remdesivir and Trump reportedly asking if COVID-19 patients could be sent to Guantánamo Bay to contain the virus.


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Published on Jun 21, 2021