President Donald Trump has consistently come up woefully short amidst the Coronavirus crisis. After waiting until March to even enact national social distancing guidelines meant to stem the spread of the virus, he’s spent the time since frequently belittling those who’ve dared to either ask him for assistance or criticize the resource and support gaps that remain. This Wednesday on Twitter, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton mocked Trump for his ineptitude, suggesting that he’s not even a “real president.” The tweet comes shortly after Clinton formally endorsed Joe Biden’s presidential candidacy.
‘Think of what it would mean if we had a real president, not just somebody who plays one on TV.’
Think of what it would mean if we had a real president, not just somebody who plays one on TV.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 29, 2020
It’s not the first mockery that Trump has received, and it certainly won’t be the last. Neither is it set to be the last scrutiny — just this week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) revealed that Senate Democrats would be demanding to hold oversight hearings in their chamber covering the Trump administration’s failure to effectively respond to the Coronavirus crisis. Those failures include lapses in the effective implementation of Congressional initiatives; for example, a slew of large, publicly traded companies ended up with millions of dollars from a fund that was meant to support small businesses.
In her endorsement for Biden this week, Clinton tied her perspective to the need for the U.S. to have some kind of competence at the helm amidst the looming work to recover from the Coronavirus crisis.
She commented, initially addressing Joe Biden directly:
‘I want to add my voice to the many who have endorsed you to be our president. Just think what a difference it would make right now if we had a president who not only listened to the science — put facts over fiction — but brought us together, showed the kind of compassion and caring that we need from our president and which Joe Biden has been exemplifying throughout his entire career.’
Clinton is one of many prominent Democrats who have recently endorsed Biden following him ending up the presumptive Democratic nominee following the decision of Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) to suspend his campaign. Even former President Barack Obama is among those endorsers.
Check out Twitter’s response to Hillary below…
I love this Hillary. https://t.co/5IlGCyabnD
— Connie Schultz (@ConnieSchultz) April 29, 2020