Kushner — who shares three children with his wife, first daughter Ivanka Trump — said that he will “absolutely” send them back to school in an interview on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
“Our school’s not opening back up five days a week,” he told the program. “I wish they would, but we absolutely will be sending our kids back to school, and I have no fear in doing so.”
The president’s son-in-law added that he wasn’t concerned about his children being exposed to the virus.
“Children have a six times higher chance to die from the flu than from the coronavirus, so based on the data I’ve seen, I don’t believe that’s a risk,” he said.
Kushner said the president has taken a “very aggressive approach” to tackling the coronavirus pandemic, including promoting social distancing and fast-tracking the search for a cure.
“Most importantly, the president’s really advanced the use of a lot of therapeutics, which is bringing the case fatality rate down better, which has been a good thing and obviously fast-tracking a vaccine” Kushner said.