Jared Kushner on Monday spoke publicly for the first time in his role as senior adviser to President Donald Trump.
Kushner, who is also Trump's son-in-law, has been tasked with overseeing several Trump administration initiatives, including brokering peace in the Middle East, revamping the federal government, tackling the opioid epidemic, and heading the Office of American Innovation.
During his remarks on Monday, Kushner spoke about actions the administration was taking to improve government efficiency.
"To date, we've been working with hundreds of talented civil servants, men and women who want to serve their country and see their government do better," he told a group of tech leaders. "We have challenged ourselves to pursue change that will provide utility to Americans far beyond our tenure here.
"Together, we have set ambitious goals and empowered interagency teams to tackle our objectives," he continued. "It's working, and it's very exciting."
Here's a clip of Kushner's remarks:
He speaks! Have you ever heard Jared Kushner's voice before? Here you go. pic.twitter.com/QKElf1bynn— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) June 19, 2017
Recent reports have said Kushner is considering shaking up his legal team and stacking it with experienced criminal attorneys as multiple investigations into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia have widened in scope.
Kushner is well-known for refraining from speaking in public or when the cameras are rolling. While he sometimes spoke publicly as a businessman, and once made a quick cameo in a May interview his wife, Ivanka Trump, gave with CBS This Morning, this was the first on-camera speech Kushner gave as a member of the Trump administration.
We put together a playlist of all the videos we could find of Kushner speaking in public, and comedic bits parodying his silence:
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