The White House will likely put "very strong strategies" in place to eliminate the United States' dependence on imports of critical supplies in the future in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Trump administration senior adviser Jared Kushner said Wednesday.
Also, Kushner told Fox News' "Fox and Friends" that he's confident that all the testing needed to start opening the country is available.
"Right now our job at the White House has been mainly focused on how do we take care of the American people," Kushner, who is also President Donald Trump's son-in-law, said. "We've worked very hard to make sure that we've gotten all of the supplies we need for healthcare workers."
Testing for coronavirus is a vital component for reopening the country, and Kushner said that is being handled.
"We will have almost 6 million tests in a month which is going to be extraordinary and we are really quite excited for what we will be able to do in May, June and July and beyond," said Kushner.
He added that over 100,000 ventilators will have been created in the United States domestically, "showing that America does have the power to do tremendous manufacturing capability again."
Meanwhile, Trump has asked his team to "look carefully" at what happened with China and the coronavirus pandemic, and he will "take whatever actions are necessary to make sure that the people who caused the problems are held accountable for it," Kushner said.
Kushner also said that there has been a "historic challenge" that is being met in responding to the virus crisis.
"You've never really had a situation where you had to respond in this quick time frame to this massive surge in demand for supplies that we didn't make in this country," said Kushner.
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