Maxine Waters unleashes over Trump COVID-19 response: ‘Stop congratulating yourself! You’re a failure’

Maxine Waters unleashes over Trump COVID-19 response: ‘Stop congratulating yourself! You’re a failure’:

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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) tore into President Trump on Monday over his administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, calling him an “incompetent idiot” in a series of fiery tweets and telling him to “stop congratulating” himself.

“Trump, since you destroyed the WH unit designed to plan for pandemics like #COVID19, you need to stop being duplicitous about the DPA & get more corps to develop masks, respirators, & everything needed to protect hospital workers trying to save lives,” she said in the first of series of tweets attacking the president on Monday afternoon. “Get your act together!”

Waters was referring to the president’s decision to shutter a National Security Council pandemic directorate in 2018. Trump has received renewed criticism for the move as the country grapples with the COVID-19 outbreak, although functions of the unit that dealt with the tracking of possible threats from infectious diseases were picked up by another group in the security agency afterward.

The Democratic congresswoman, who also chairs the House Financial Services Committee, went on to take aim at Trump for what she called “self congratulations,” as the president has described his administration’s response using words such as “fantastic” and “incredible” over the past week.

“Trump, stop congratulating yourself!” she wrote. “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!”

Coronavirus Live Updates: C.D.C. Recommends Wearing Masks in Public – The New York Times

Mr. Trump added that he does not approve of voting by mail, an idea gaining currency amid concerns that in-person voting would expose people to the coronavirus. “I think a lot of people cheat with mail-in in voting,” he said.

Ned says: People have been voting absentee for more than 50 years with no cheating. He just wants fewer voters because that’s how he knows his ilk may still has a chance of winning some elections. We need new leadership across the land to save our lives and our democracy.

Russian ventilators sent to U.S. made by firm under U.S. sanctions: Russia newspaper – Reuters

Ventilators delivered by Russia to the United States for coronavirus patients were manufactured by a Russian company that is under U.S. sanctions, Russia’s RBC business daily reported on Friday.
— Read on www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia-usa-sanctio/russian-ventilators-sent-to-u-s-made-by-firm-under-u-s-sanctions-russia-newspaper-idUSKBN21L243

Is Trump also paying off debt – his -?

Brazil’s health minister eclipses Bolsonaro approval in coronavirus crisis: poll – Reuters

The popularity of Brazil Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta has soared to 76% over his handling of the coronavirus crisis, more than double the slipping approval rating of President Jair Bolsonaro, a new poll showed on Friday.
— Read on www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-brazil/brazils-health-minister-eclipses-bolsonaro-approval-in-coronavirus-crisis-poll-idUSKBN21L1W8

He’d better get bodyguards loyal to him