Rep. Maxine Waters accused President Trump of ignoring early coronavirus warnings and suggested he’s “gotten away with a lot of lying.”
The fact that the first part of that sentence is a complete lie is an irony that apparently escapes the California Democrat.
“The early notifications I’m told were ignored,” Waters said during a weekend interview with MSNBC.
Accuses Trump of Lying
Waters then accused the President of lying regarding his implementation of the Defense Production Act.
“I know that the president has gotten away with a lot of lying about what is going to happen with the Defense Act, and he said that he was going to, first of all, invoke it. He did not,” she claimed.
“He waited until the heat was on him, and then he lied on some of the big businesses that he said he had an agreement with that he really didn’t have.”
These are the same people who couldn’t stomach the thought of the President invoking various war powers acts for the last three years, now demanding he does just that.
Trump invoked the Defense Production Act on Friday, compelling General Motors to start making ventilators.
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Shut His Mouth
Waters’ comments are in line with those she made weeks ago when she called the President of the United States a “liar” and suggested he should shut his mouth on the coronavirus crisis.
“It’s been said over and over again that you cannot trust this president. Not only is he a liar, he does not believe in anything scientific,” she claimed without evidence. “So the President of the United States cannot be relied upon. Someone said he needs to be quiet, he needs to shut his mouth.”
First, she says he needs to keep his mouth shut, then complains that he hasn’t said or done enough.
Rep. Maxine Waters: “The President of the United States cannot be relied upon. Someone said he needs to be quiet, he needs to shut his mouth.” pic.twitter.com/OZIAKlhJXa
— The Hill (@thehill) March 11, 2020
Maxine Is Lying
It’s never a good idea to accuse somebody of lying while simultaneously doing the same thing.
As we’ve noted, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has repeatedly credited President Trump with saving countless lives through swift action at the very beginning.
Travel restrictions implemented by the administration in late January helped limit the spread of the virus.
What were Waters and her fellow Democrats focused on at that time? The impeachment sham.
Aside from that, she also blamed President Trump for a lack of respirators.
Our hospitals are out of gloves, masks, gowns, respirators, protective shoe coverings, and basic supplies! What the hell more is Trump waiting for? Hey stupid, this is the worst case scenario!
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) March 22, 2020
The reality, however, is that it was the Obama-Biden administration that failed to replenish those supplies.
In 2009, the H1N1 swine flu pandemic triggered a massive deployment of respirators and masks.
But the Obama administration never set about replenishing the stockpile, despite warnings from multiple experts and a 2010 report funded by the federal government recommending the repository of masks be restocked for a future pandemic.
“In hindsight, it appears to be shortsighted,” said the senior director of public health preparedness for the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.
Waters is the very definition of short-sighted.
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