Jared Kushner Says He Is 'Absolutely' Sending His Kids Back To School This Fall

President Donald Trump's adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, told host Margaret Brennan on Face the Nation Sunday that he is "absolutely" sending his children back to school this fall.

Across the country, schools are grappling with how to send their kids back into the classroom for physical instruction when school resumes for the fall semester, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage. Some are ditching in-person teaching altogether and instead doing distance learning. Others are offering a hybrid model of in-person and distance-learning or exclusively doing distance learning.

The Trump administration has been bullish on getting kids physically back into the classroom, even threatening to withhold federal funding from schools that don't fully re-open, as Politico reported in July.

Speaking to Brennan, Kushner said that there is no doubt in his mind that his kids will be returning to in-person schooling in the fall. Kushner shares three children with wife Ivanka Trump. Two of the children are of school age.

"We absolutely will be sending our kids back to school and I have no fear in doing so," he said.

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He further explained that the seasonal flu is a far bigger concern for him when it comes to his kids.

"Children have a- 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 that's a risk. Again, this virus impacts different people in different ways," he said.

He also seemed to obliquely suggest that the school his children attend won't be open five days per week for in-person learning, saying, "... and assuming- our school is not opening up five days a week, I wish they were."

The issue of children going back to school has also affected another high-profile member of the Trump family: Donald Trump's son, Barron. As The New York Post reported, the private school that the youngest Trump attends will not be opening up for in-person instruction, at least for the time being. This has apparently not sat well with the president.

"I'd prefer that he go back... they're delaying it a little bit, right? From what I understand, my son's school, they will be delaying it. I just heard that, which is too bad, which is too bad," Trump said.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, in some Georgia schools, the re-openings have been met with positive cases of the coronavirus, causing the schools to be shut down with the students and staff sent into quarantine.