Maxine Waters: Trump Can't Wipe Away History of His ‘Coronavirus Failure’
Waters blast President during MSNBC interview
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) blasted President Donald Trump on Thursday, saying he cannot wipe away the history of his response to the coronavirus pandemic.
During an interview on MSNBC, “All In,” Waters said, "history is recording every step we make."
Hayes asked Waters:
“You’ve served in Congress for a long time. You’ve seen different congressional caucuses come and go, different leadership structures, different presidents. Does it strike you, I’m curious how it strikes you to watch Republicans who, during the Obama administration, particularly everything was austerity, where is the money coming from? How are you going to pay for that? Today say hey, we got to load up $250 billion, let’s have a vote on it today. A striking turn about it seems to me.”
“Absolutely because they understand that not only are the people that Democrats care about, the least to these, people who work on minimum wages, now what you have, you have businesses of all sizes that are being jeopardized by what is going on."
"So when you see the Fed roll out with the new program that they refer to as, you know, the program where they’re saying that it is targeted to mid-sized banks and bigger businesses as well as the smaller businesses," she added.
"They have a lot of people who are being jeopardized by this pandemic that we’re experiencing," Waters continued.
"They better stand up for them because already, history is recording every step that we make.”
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“The president doesn’t look too good. He has confused people," Water blasted.
"He’s sent the wrong messages. He’s been giving advice he should not have given," she added.
"Now I think that perhaps they believe that they can wipe away that history. I want to tell you it’s going to remain recorded.”
“We’re going to fight for everything. Those Republicans who are getting in line and who are fighting with us understand it’s not just people that they think are undeserving that are getting help, it is all across this country in all of our congressional districts, big and small and middle-sized and all of that.”
Earlier this month, Waters called Trump an “incompetent idiot” while demanding he prays for forgiveness for his response to the pandemic.
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."
As of Friday, 355,000 people around the world have recovered from the coronavirus.
New data revealed confirmed cases of COVID-19 have now topped 1.6 million globally.