Maxine Waters: Trump Failed on Coronavirus Response Because ‘Average American’ Does Not Trust Him
Friday on MSNBC’s “The Beat,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said President Donald Trump had failed with his administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic because he is not a credible leader to the “average American.”
Waters said, “Unfortunately, we were not prepared. The greatest country in the world was not prepared for this pandemic. It’s unfortunate.”
She continued, “Well, you know, one of the problems that we have is there’s not a lot of trust from the average American in the president of the United States. Unfortunately, he has been documented to have lied so many times, to distort, to change the story, and so, you know, one of the things we look for in a leader and particularly the president of the United States is the kind of leadership where people can trust you because of the way you have conducted yourself as you have led the presidency, been in the presidency. So that starts out being a problem. He started out being a problem and giving misinformation, and talking about it was going to disappear and all of that.
Now he’s doing cleanup. That’s okay. I don’t want to blame him for that. I want him to roll out with real facts and real information. Then he steps on his own attempt to get credibility by saying he takes no responsibility for the lack of testing that we’ve had going on in this country.”