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In March, Donald Trump bragged about “Project Airbridge,” his mysterious effort to transport medical supplies from Asia. Now, lawmakers are demanding answers about who is benefitting from the project, and Trump is refusing to talk about it.

In Project Airbridge, a program devised by the White House's supply chain task force and directed in part by Jared Kushner, Uncle Sam paid for chartered jets to fly private companies' equipment into the U.S. and took a cut of the authority to distribute it. 14/x

In March, Donald Trump bragged about “Project Airbridge,” his mysterious effort to transport medical supplies from Asia. Now, lawmakers are demanding answers about who is benefitting from the project, and Trump is refusing to talk about it.

In March, Donald Trump bragged about “Project Airbridge,” his mysterious effort to transport medical supplies from Asia. Now, lawmakers are demanding answers about who is benefitting from the project, and Trump is refusing to talk about it.

4/ The companies involved in Project Airbridge are some of the biggest in the world, including McKesson, Cardinal Health, Medline, and Henry Schein. Through Project Airbridge, the Trump administration gave these enormous firms a sweetheart deal free of much if any oversight.

7/ Meanwhile, the Justice Department agreed to let some of the nation’s biggest companies collaborate on Project Airbridge without having to worry about triggering an anti-trust investigation, something that would normally be a big concern.

6/ Hard-hit states had been competing against each other and driving up the price of PPE. But Project Airbridge didn’t fix that. “They’re letting all of us bid against each other for those goods that are owned by the private companies,” one governor said.

In March, Donald Trump bragged about “Project Airbridge,” his mysterious effort to transport medical supplies from Asia. Now, lawmakers are demanding answers about who is benefitting from the project, and Trump is refusing to talk about it.

2/ “Project Airbridge” was Donald Trump’s highly-publicized effort to transport medical supplies from Asia. Kushner was tasked with overseeing the project.

The Trump Administration launched “Project Airbridge” in March to help get PPE to those on frontlines of #COVID19  — a laudable effort. But, to date, @fema  ’s shipment totals are much lower than what @realDonaldTrump  claims. That deserves a @SenateHSGACDems  hearing.

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@Owens_Minor  is one of the incredible private-sector companies who participated in Project Airbridge!

I see I’m not the only one with questions about Jared Kushner’s Project Airbridge, but one thing is clear: it’s failing. @SenBlumenthal  & I are still waiting for answers about how this program works.

"There is no greater example of acceleration than Project Airbridge," RADM John Polowczyk writes. "What normally takes up to 37 days in routine shipping was reduced to less than two days using airplanes chartered by FEMA."

"Project Airbridge," the Kushner-led White House pandemic supply project, is swathed in secrecy and exaggerations, according to a new WaPo investigation by @AmyJBrittain  @isaacstanbecker  & @NickMiroff 

Five planes packed with personal protective equipment touched down in the United States this morning as part of Project Airbridge, a massive airlift operation for critical supplies.

Through Project Airbridge, @fema  has marshalled transportation technology across the federal government, U.S. military, and private industry to rush supplies where they are needed most!

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