Senatorial candidate Kamala Harris recently had some scathing criticisms for president Trump’s handling of the pandemic.
During a brief campaign stop in Cleveland, she told an enthusiastic crowd, “Six years ago we had a different health crisis. It was called Ebola. We all remember that pandemic, right? But you know what happened then? Barack Obama and Joe Biden did their job. Only two people died. Two. That’s what’s called leadership.
“( But the Republicans didn’t think so. Fox News didn’t think so. They said president Obama was incompetent and inept. They blew it into a national scandal on a scale with 9/11. They said he was allowing Ebola to infect Americans because he hated America, and he wanted reparations for slavery. They said he was using Ebola to confiscate guns. They screamed for his impeachment. Did he ask for reparations? No. Did he confiscate any guns? No.
“Four people died in Benghazi. They said it was a cover up. They blew it up into a national scandal. They said it was bigger than 9/11. They said he failed the American people. They did numerous investigations but couldn’t come up with any proof of a cover up. They screamed for his impeachment.
“Compare that to the moment that we now find ourselves in. When others were following the science, ( Trump suggested injecting disinfectants, as apparently some did. He has even suggested that a good whiff of gas would make it – poof – just go away ‘like a miracle’, and I have no doubt some of his supporters tried that one too!”
The crowd laughed.
“He even suggested nuking the virus! Can you believe that?! I know I can’t. I mean, telling people to inject bleach was ridiculous enough, not to mention brown air, but where did he think they were going to get a nuke?”
The crowd laughed again.
“Can this president ever be bothered to take this virus seriously? Apparently not. He’s seems to be too preoccupied with fantasizing about grabbing women by the you-know-what’s ). And this is what happens when we elect a guy who just isn’t up for the job.”