Kushner To Lead New WH Office To Overhaul Federal Government

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

President Donald Trump is set to announce on Monday that his son-in-law Jared Kushner will lead a new White House office focused on reforming the federal government with ideas from the business world.

The Washington Post first reported that Kushner would lead the new White House Office of American Innovation, and CBS News and CNN confirmed that Trump is expected to announce the new office on Monday.

“All Americans, regardless of their political views, can recognize that government stagnation has hindered our ability to properly function, often creating widespread congestion and leading to cost overruns and delays,” the President said in a statement to the Washington Post. “I promised the American people I would produce results, and apply my ‘ahead of schedule, under budget’ mentality to the government.”

Kushner will report directly to Trump and will staff the office with former business leaders, according to the Washington Post. The office will work with business executives like Apple’s Tim Cook and Micrsoft’s Bill Gates, per the Post.

“We should have excellence in government,” Kushner told the Post on Sunday. “The government should be run like a great American company. Our hope is that we can achieve successes and efficiencies for our customers, who are the citizens.”

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