President Trump has established a new White House office to combat “government stagnation,” and Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, has been tapped to lead it.
Called the “White House office of American Innovation,” reports say the office will be “filled by former business executives and seeks to bring in new thinking to Washington.”
Kushner himself has said that the government should be run like a company. “We should have excellence in government,” he said, adding, “Our hope is that we can achieve successes and efficiencies for our customers, who are the citizens.”
Trump told reporters that the office would focus on fixing “government stagnation” and will have the authority “to overhaul federal bureaucracy and fulfill campaign promises – such as reforming health care for veterans and fighting opioid addiction.”
Hoping to introduce “aggressive, nonideological views,” it’s been reported that Kushner will look for talent from “inside and outside Washington.” The office will reportedly focus on technology and data, and Apple chief executive Tim Cook, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Salesforce chief executive Marc Benioff, and Tesla chief executive Elon Musk are all said to be involved.
Benioff told reporters that he’s looking forward to collaborating with Kushner. “When I talk to him, he does remind me of a lot of the young, scrappy entrepreneurs that I invest in in their 30s,” Benioff said of Kushner.
H/T: Fox News
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