Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters Brands Trump ‘Incompetent Idiot’ for Sending Protective Gear to China
Congresswoman Maxine Waters has lashed out at President Donald Trump following reports that his administration sent 18 tons of personal protective equipment (PPE) to China. The California Democrat took to Twitter to accuse the President of endangering lives.
“Trump, you incompetent idiot!” Waters wrote. “You sent 18 tons of PPE to China early but ignored warnings & called COVID19 concerns a hoax.”
Trump, you incompetent idiot! You sent 18 tons of PPE to China early but ignored warnings & called COVID19 concerns a hoax. You've endangered doctors, nurses, aids, orderlies, & janitors – all risking their lives to save ours. Pray 4 forgiveness for the harm that you're causing!
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) March 30, 2020
“You’ve endangered doctors, nurses, aids, orderlies, & janitors – all risking their lives to save ours. Pray 4 forgiveness for the harm that you’re causing!”
Trump has also made unsubstantiated claims about the misuse of PPE and ventilators in states hit by the Coronavirus. During a Fox News interview on Monday, the President blamed New York for its ventilator shortage, saying the state ‘should have more than enough.’
Trump explains that he accused nurses and New York officials of misappropriating masks because he was told that was happening by an unnamed "tremendous power in the business" pic.twitter.com/9ANcq2AfCz
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 30, 2020
He also claimed that protective masks are ‘going out the back door‘ of New York hospitals. There is no evidence to support his claim that medical equipment is being stolen or going missing. Rather, the federal government failed to act with speed and the President is seeking to shift the blame.