Maxine Waters: ‘Idiot’ Trump Must ‘Pray for Forgiveness’ for COVID-19
Democrat slams President for coronavirus response without any facts
Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) blasted President Donald Trump over his response to the spread of the Chinese coronavirus, calling him an “incompetent idiot” while demanding he prays for forgiveness.
It wasn't long for Waters to join other Democrats who have seen the coronavirus as an opportunity to smear the president.
Waters wrote on Twitter:
“Trump, stop congratulating yourself! You’re a failure & you’ve mishandled this #COVID19 disaster! You’re not knowledgeable & you don’t know more than experts & generals."
"Your ignorance & incompetence are appalling & you continue to demonstrate that every time you open your mouth!”
“Trump, you incompetent idiot! You sent 18 tons of PPE to China early but ignored warnings & called COVID19 concerns a hoax," Water continued.
"You’ve endangered doctors, nurses, aids, [sic] orderlies, & janitors – all risking their lives to save ours. Pray 4 forgiveness for the harm that you’re causing!” she added.
Waters also accused Trump on Sunday of ignoring early warnings of the pandemic.
“As you know, we had an office of pandemic affairs basically in the office of the president that was shut down, closed down, not funded by the president of the United States,” she told MSNBC host Joy Reid.
“That’s the kind of office that does the planning, that anticipates, that makes sure that supplies and everything that’s needed can be readily available when you have this kind of disaster," Waters added.
"And so even though we didn’t have that kind of planning in addition to that, the early notifications I’m told were ignored.”
Trump, stop congratulating yourself! You’re a failure & you've mishandled this #COVID19 disaster! You're not knowledgeable & you don’t know more than experts & generals. Your ignorance & incompetence are appalling & you continue to demonstrate that every time you open your mouth!— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) March 30, 2020
Trump, you incompetent idiot! You sent 18 tons of PPE to China early but ignored warnings & called COVID19 concerns a hoax. You've endangered doctors, nurses, aids, orderlies, & janitors - all risking their lives to save ours. Pray 4 forgiveness for the harm that you're causing!— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) March 30, 2020
But Waters claims that Trump's response to COV-19 was 'incompetent' is not backed up by facts.
Here are a few:
- The Trump administration has made significant progress in boosting testing nationwide.
- Trump also launched a public-private partnership named “Project Airbridge” to expedite the delivery of medical supplies. In essence, the first flight delivered 130,000 N95 masks, 1.8 million face masks and gowns, and over 10.3 million gloves.
- Ford also announced it would partner with GE to build 50,000 ventilators 100 days.
Following the announcement, White House Defense Production Act Coordinator Peter Navarro said:
"Just as Ford in the last century moved its manufacturing might seamlessly from auto to tank production during World War II, the Ford team is working with GE Healthcare to use its awesome engineering and manufacturing capabilities to voluntarily help this nation solve one of its most pressing problems."
"We salute that effort and look forward to the first ventilators rolling off the Michigan assembly line in record time – and we’ll be there to salute that milestone,” Navarro added.
The U.S has seen 164,719 coronavirus cases, and 3,170 deaths as of Tuesday morning, John Hopkins University's data revealed.