In a taped interview on April 18, Kushner told legendary
journalist Bob Woodward that Trump was “getting the country back
from the doctors” in what he called a “negotiated settlement.”
Kushner also proclaimed that the US was moving swiftly through the
“panic phase” and “pain phase” of the pandemic and that the
country was at the “beginning of the comeback phase.”
“That doesn’t mean there’s not still a lot of pain and there won’t
be pain for a while, but that basically was, we’ve now put out
rules to get back to work,” Kushner said. “Trump’s now back in
charge. It’s not the doctors.”
Daily reports of coronavirus cases in the United States have
surged to previously unseen heights, averaging more than 75,000 a
day over the last week, and the country is rapidly closing in on
nine million known infections over the course of the pandemic — a
threshold it will probably cross on Thursday.
That’s today, October 29, six months into Kushner’s “comeback phase”.