Donald Trump decided to appoint his son-in-law as the head of finding a cure for the COVID-19 coronavirus due to his lack of trust of health experts.
Now, according to Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman, Trump will be ignoring advice from his own director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and instead will be listening to Jared Kushner’s conspiracy theories about the virus.
Sherman spoke with inside sources that revealed that he will be ignoring Dr. Anthony Fauci’s advice and listen to Kushner instead.
Two sources close to the White House tell Sherman that Trump increasingly feels that “he can ignore Fauci’s opinion” because Kushner has been telling him about experimental coronavirus treatments he’s been hearing about from Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.
“Jared is bringing conspiracy theories to Trump about potential treatments,” one Republican who has been “briefed” on the conversations between Trump and Kushner explains.
“Trump is like an 11-year-old boy waiting for the fairy godmother to bring him a magic pill,” a former White House official tells Sherman.
According to the report, Kushner has also tried to encourage Trump not to take the pandemic seriously, which has lead to Vice President Mike Pence being annoyed.
“Two sources said Vice President Mike Pence has complained to Trump about Kushner’s meddling in the work of the coronavirus task force,” Sherman writes.