President Trump has put Jared Kushner in charge of Border Wall construction.
Current and former administration officials told the Post that Kushner has taken the lead on the wall construction project, holding biweekly meetings covering the progress of the wall, contractor data, the location of the wall and how funding is being used.
Kushner is reportedly pressuring U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to speed up the process of obtaining private land along the U.S.-Mexico border to build the wall.
The president’s son-in-law is reportedly pushing to get 450 miles of barriers along the border finished before the 2020 election. Officials told the Post that more than 800 filings to seize private property need to be made to make that happen.
Kushner has frustrated officials with his lack of knowledge about government and his high expectations for the timeline, some told the Post.
“So he took a much more hands-on role in figuring out, mile by mile, how to get more wall up,” a person involved with the construction told the Post. “It didn’t help put wall up faster and cheaper. His interventions actually just created more inefficiency in the process.”
Conservatives have come down on both sides on whether this is a good idea or a bad idea.
Border wall, RIP. https://t.co/nh65SGHc03
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) November 26, 2019
Not saying this is great— but wall has better chance of getting done under Jared’s direction than under the direction of other, shall we say, more obvious WH officials. https://t.co/7qUwT4qL31
— Darren J. Beattie 🌐 (@DarrenJBeattie) November 26, 2019
okay, here’s why I trust Jared more than anyone basically at DHS.
Is he an immigration hawk, no. But he’s not ideological, he wants Trump to win and sources have said he has grown frustrated with how long it’s taken to do something as simple as a wall.
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) November 26, 2019
If 400 miles of Wall is built by 2020 then I guess we can call this a success. It seems that Jared Kushner is actually very successful at getting what he wants to be done, done. The problem is that he is usually behind things that we don’t actually want(Prison reform/Climate Change Policy).
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