Maxine Waters shredded Donald Trump on Monday following his administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, and called the President an “incompetent idiot” in a string of fiery tweets, telling him to “stop congratulating” himself, The Hill reported.
“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!”