Lincoln Project ad dubs Jared Kushner the 'Secretary of Failure'

The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump Republican group, slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says voters should choose who nominates Supreme Court justice Trump, Biden will not shake hands at first debate due to COVID-19 Pelosi: Trump Supreme Court pick 'threatens' Affordable Care Act MORE’s son-in-law and White House senior adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerAbraham Accords: New hope for peace in Middle East Tenants in Kushner building file lawsuit alleging dangerous living conditions Trump hosts Israel, UAE, Bahrain for historic signing MORE in a new ad, dubbing him the “secretary of failure.” 

The ad released Wednesday criticizes Kushner over his role in the administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

“This pampered princeling has never met a problem he couldn’t f--- up,” the narrator states. 


“If you've ever wondered if this president took COVID-19 seriously, look no further than who he put in charge of protecting America's health,” the narrator adds. “Jared Kushner, Trump's secretary of failure.” 

Reed Galen, co-founder of The Lincoln Project, said Kushner is “beyond evil.” 

“Jared Kushner doesn’t care about your life or mine,” Galen said in a statement. “He thought the pandemic was just another political prop — and now we’re all suffering."

The Lincoln Project has released numerous ads slamming the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. The group is run by Republicans opposed to Trump, including George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwayGeorge and Kellyanne Conway honor Ginsburg Lincoln Project releases new ad blasting Trump as 'a horrible role model' George Conway hits Trump on 9/11 anniversary: 'The greatest threat to the safety and security of Americans' MORE, the Washington, D.C., lawyer married to White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwaySpecial counsel investigating DeVos for potential Hatch Act violation: report George and Kellyanne Conway honor Ginsburg Trump carries on with rally, unaware of Ginsburg's death MORE.

The coronavirus has infected more than 4.8 million people in the U.S. and has killed 158,171 people, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

The White House deferred questions about the ad to the Trump campaign. 


A spokesperson for the campaign responded with a statement they have issued before slamming the The Lincoln Project. 

“This is the swamp – yet again – trying to take down the duly elected President of the United States," campaign spokesperson Erin Perrine said in the statement. "President Trump is the leader of a united Republican Party where he has earned 94% of Republican votes during the primaries – something any former president of any party could only dream of.”

Updated: Aug. 6 at 12:07 p.m.