Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has scheduled US–Mexico border-wall meetings every two weeks since July to press for quicker progress, as the US President has been increasingly frustrated with the slow pace of construction on the project he campaigned on in 2015.
US President Donald Trump has put his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, in charge of overseeing the construction of the border wall as de facto project manager, reported The Washington Post on Monday.
Kushner has been convening biweekly meetings to receive updates from government officials about progress on the wall, including contractor data, the specific location of its sections and how funding is being channelled.
Trump’s son-in-law has also been conveying the president’s demands to the group, the publication cites anonymous officials familiar with the matter as saying.
After Kushner took control of the project, he reportedly elevated the regular meetings to executive-level gatherings at the White House requiring the attendance of Cabinet-level officials.
Kushner has talked with other officials about securing money for the wall, to the point of mentioning using military construction funds again.