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In an interview with Fox News, Jared Kushner, White House senior advisor and the president’s son-in-law, blamed states for President Trump’s catastrophic testing failures, claiming that resource-deprived states “need to get their act together” and start doing their jobs.

Kushner told Fox News: “One last thing I will one of the reasons that the President released these criteria along with Dr. Birx and Dr. Fauci for opening up early...was because we knew that in order to open a lot of states would have to get their acts together on testing.”

The White House senior advisor said the federal government has stepped in to assist the effort.

“We’ve really been helping them get better at testing. I think in the coming week you will see a lot of the states be able to double capacity, thanks to the partnership that the federal government has had with the states.”

On Monday, the White House released a blueprint for states to expand COVID-19 testing and rapid response programs in order to help governors decide on reopening the economy, USA Today reported.

According to a copy of the blueprint, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will implement a new program where “community protection teams” will assist state and local governments in “performing core public health functions, including epidemiology, monitoring, laboratory analytics, and contract tracing.”