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Kushner Reportedly Advised Conducting Less COVID-19 Tests To Not ‘Spook’ Wall Street

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Donald Trump’s senior White House adviser Jared Kushner has reportedly been advising against conducting too many coronavirus tests because it would “spook the market.”

Kushner’s efforts to convince the president not to take decisive action were first reported in the Financial Times:

“Jared [Kushner] had been arguing that testing too many people, or ordering too many ventilators, would spook the markets and so we just shouldn’t do it,” says a Trump confidant who speaks to the president frequently. “That advice worked far more powerfully on him than what the scientists were saying. He thinks they always exaggerate.”

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