After a bruising week, President Donald Trump has come up with the answer: son-in-law Jared Kushner moves into the innovation hot seat

After a rough week President Donald Trump has decided to regain momentum by launching his 36-year-old son-in-law Jared Kushner into the fray, Bloomberg reports.

Jared Kushner

Kushner, according to a Washington Post account, will oversee a new “SWAT team” to be unveiled on Monday.

Its goal is to reinvent the federal government. The entire federal government, Bloomberg comments.

Kushner’s new Office of American Innovation will reportedly showcase a number of corporate titans, including Apple’s Tim Cook and Microsoft’s Bill Gates, all of whom, among other things, will make recommendations about how to make government more tech savvy and more datacentric.

Trump has already given Kushner the task of bringing peace to the Middle East Trump is said to have told him during a ball on Inauguration eve,,“If you can’t produce Middle East peace, nobody can.”

Kushner's West Wing portfolio is also said to "includes other significant domestic and foreign policy assignments."

Kushner is reportedly"chipper" about his new assignment. He is quoted, “We should have excellence in government. The government should be run like a great American company.”

Kushner and his father-in-law haven’t run the White House like even an average American company thus far, but Bloomberg comments "with the Trumps, hope springs eternal."

Bloomberg says , "So let’s wish the White House success.

"In fact, let’s toast Trump and Kushner as fast as we can because they’re going to need all of the help they can get if this nod toward innovation is going to amount to anything more than a head fake."

Trump said in a statement to The Washington Post, “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.

“I promised the American people I would produce results, and apply my ‘ahead of schedule, under budget’ mentality to the government.”

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