Hillary: Trump is 'Incredibly Indifferent to the Suffering’ Coronavirus is Causing
Former Secretary of State slams president for handling of COVID-19
Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton described President Donald Trump as “incredibly incoherent, inconsistent and indifferent to the suffering” that COVID-19 had caused in the United States.
During an interview that aired on “The Bakari Sellers Podcast,” Clinton was asked what should have been done to tackle the coronavirus in December of 2019.
“I wish we could turn the clock back because if we had a competent, caring, prepared White House, they wouldn’t have gotten rid of the special unit that the Obama administration set up for the National Security Council to monitor the rise of disease," Clinton said.
"Everybody knew it was a matter of time—not if, but when," she said.
"Unfortunately, this administration cut the budget for the Centers for Disease Control, cut out a lot of the funding that would have gone to pandemic preparation and response.”
“You would have had a president who understood what the National Stockpile was, immediately turned to using the National Defense Act so we could manufacture the personal protective equipment, the ventilators, whatever anybody needed."
"You would have had a president and White House that actually worked closely with the states."
"Not in the antagonistic manner, the way they have done, but what do you need and how do we do it," Clinton added.
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"You would have had a president who modeled good behavior, including wearing a mask.”
“Unfortunately, you know we had a president ill-prepared to be president and incredibly incoherent, inconsistent, and indifferent to the suffering that this virus has caused, not just health-wise but economically.”
Clinton last week warned the United States needs to 'be ready' if President Trump loses the election in November and refuses to leave the White House.
"Well, I think it is a fair point to raise as to whether or not, if he loses, he's going to go quietly or not," she said.
"And we have to be ready for that."