Jared Kushner (AFP)
WASHINGTON: Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and a senior White House adviser, refused on Tuesday to rule out postponing the presidential in November, a comment that fed directly into Democratic concerns that President Trump might use the coronavirus crisis to delay or delegitimize the contest and one that contradicted Trump himself.
“I’m not sure I can commit one way or the other, but right now that’s the plan,” Kushner told Time magazine in response to a question about whether the election could be postponed because of the pandemic.
The comment raised alarms because of the expansive power Trump has conferred on members of his family. Doubts about a smooth voting process in November have increased as states have cancelled or postponed primary polls to avoid the spread of the virus.