CORRECTION: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump had been announced for the council, as earlier reports had indicated. The president himself said that the couple will not be participating in the task force.
Trump says that Jared and Ivanka will not be serving on Economic Task Force.
— Philip Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) April 13, 2020
If there’s one thing the president loves doing, it’s jamming his wildly incompetent and dangerously corrupt team into every powerful position he can — and now he wants to put them in charge of rebuilding the entire United States economy!
The White House has announced making a post-virus economy “working group” to lead the nation in recovery efforts. This will be separate from the coronavirus response panel led by Vice-President Mike Pence and feature such familiar faces as Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, and economic advisor Larry Kudlow.
Trump's Council to Reopen America is made up of two family members with a stake in his business and seven government officials who have visited his businesses. pic.twitter.com/LIjQ2cQv3R
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) April 13, 2020
Add your name to reject Trump & Republicans’ vile idea of sacrificing seniors’ lives to save the stock market!
Social media immediately began roundly mocking the president and his team:
the Council to Re-Open America pic.twitter.com/A4Wb9R89lW
— Liz Charboneau (@lizchar) April 13, 2020
Alhamdulilah, here we go again pic.twitter.com/7ifS80pLv8
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) April 13, 2020
man can you believe the goblins they wanna put in charge of this economy pic.twitter.com/8p4LtLQAa9
— Colin Taylor (@ColsBols) April 13, 2020
What do you notice about Trump’s “Council to Reopen America”?
I’ll go first:
—No experts on the economy
—No experts on public health
—Two Trump family members
—No people of color
—One guy who said “The coronavirus is contained pretty close to airtight” in February pic.twitter.com/A8MTWfz8tt
— Andrew Wortman (@AmoneyResists) April 13, 2020
Wasn’t thrilled by the idea of a Death Panel but that was before I saw how fucking HOT it was. Cough in my mouth, kings and queen! pic.twitter.com/XpfrYfJEfl
— grillpilled_cushbomb (@cushbomb) April 13, 2020
God help us pic.twitter.com/p9QEEEYvZ7
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) April 13, 2020
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This is a staff report from former Occupy Democrats Editor in Chief Colin Taylor or contributor Rob Haffney.