Former US President Bill Clinton took aim at the Trump administration’s pandemic response in his speech to the Democratic convention, saying it has been “only chaos” while urging voters to send Joe Biden to the Oval Office.
“Denying, distracting and demeaning work great if you’re trying to entertain or inflame, but in a real crisis, it collapses like a house of cards,” Clinton said of President Donald Trump’s handling of the ongoing health crisis.
At a time like this, the Oval Office should be a command center. Instead, it’s a storm center. There’s only chaos. Just one thing never changes—his determination to deny responsibility and shift the blame.
Bill Clinton: “Denying, distracting and demeaning works great if you’re trying to entertain or inflame. But in a real crisis it collapses like a house of cards. COVID just doesn’t respond to any of that. To beat it, you’ve got to actually go to work.” https://t.co/g2aifw44ZR pic.twitter.com/FZwEEafCrE
— ABC News (@ABC) August 19, 2020
Taking Trump to task for repeatedly claiming the virus would “soon disappear” while he “bragged about what a great job he was doing,” Clinton said the president had made “Covid hit us harder than it had to” on multiple fronts, pointing to comparatively high death and case numbers while observing that the US is the “only major industrial economy to have its unemployment rate triple.”
While Clinton’s stinging condemnation of Trump’s performance in the White House was echoed and praised by the president’s critics, some netizens couldn’t help but note Clinton’s own ethical conundrums while in high office, calling his hectoring speech brazenly “tone deaf.”
Bill Clinton is out here talking about “denying responsibility and shifting blame” in a very balls out move
— Diana Hussein 🇱🇧 (@heyadiana) August 19, 2020
The ex-commander in chief went on to endorse Biden’s 2020 run for the presidency, putting voters in the position of an employer who will have to “renew [Trump’s] contract or hire someone else.”
Having Bill Clinton talk about taking responsibility and not shifting blame is pretty tone deaf. #DemConvention
— Ed Stetzer (@edstetzer) August 19, 2020
n this job interview the difference is stark. You know what Donald Trump will do with four more years: blame, bully and belittle. And you know what Joe Biden will do: build back better.
bill clinton looks relaxed. probably a pre-speech massage.
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) August 19, 2020
Source: RT NEWS