Jared Kushner has been by his father-in-law’s side, supporting him, and serving as one of his advisors. The 36-year-old husband of Ivanka Trump doesn’t often speak publicly, however, which could explain why social media has gone nuts after hearing his voice for one of the first times ever.
On Monday, Kushner was on-hand to speak to tech leaders who gathered for the inaugural American Technology Council meeting. Kushner addressed Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt, IBM’s Ginni Rometty, Apple’s Tim Cook, and PayPal founder Peter Thiel, to name a few. He told them that he had plans to “work to modernize the government’s technology infrastructure.” He said that he was hoping to find a work force that resisted change when he came to Washington, D.C., but that he’s found “the opposite.”
“So far I have found exactly the opposite. Together we have set ambitious goals and empowered interagency teams to tackle our objectives. It’s working and it’s very exciting,” Kushner said, according to the Daily Mail.
“Our goal here is simple. We are here to improve the day-to-day lives of the average citizen. That’s a core promise and we are keeping it. Together we will unleash the creativity of the private sector to provide citizen services in a way that has never happened before. We will foster a new set of start-ups focused on gov tech and be a leader in the field making government more transparent and responsive to citizens’ needs,” Kushner added.
Those who had never heard Kushner speak were quick to take to social media to make fun of his voice. Check out some of the tweets below.
In other Kushner news, he and his wife, Ivanka, have been invited to go to Beijing. According to Bloomberg, China has invited the couple to visit later this year. No official plans have been announced by the White House at this time.