Maxine Waters Slams Trump’s Coronavirus Response: ‘Stop Congratulating Yourself! You’re A Failure’

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) slammed President Trump on Monday over his administration’s disastrous initial response to the coronavirus pandemic, calling him an “incompetent idiot” and telling him to “stop congratulating” himself.

“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,” Waters said in a series of tweets Monday afternoon. “Get your act together!”

Waters was referring to Trump’s decision to shutter a National Security Council (NSC) pandemic directorate in 2018.

The congresswoman then blasted Trump for what she called “self congratulations” as the president has described his administration’s response using words like “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!”

In another tweet, Waters slammed Trump for initially saying that he was hopeful of the country “opened up” by Easter in efforts to boost the economy.

“Trump, so now you’re expanding the social distancing order? Another correction b/c of your ignorant hunches,” she wrote. “You said we’d be safe by Easter! Experts always have to clean up after your “hunches.” Keep your hunches 2 yourself & don’t waste experts’ time correcting your stupidity!”

She also called him an “incompetent idiot” for his administration’s move in early February to send about 17.8 tons of medical supplies, including “masks, gowns, gauze, respirators, and other vital materials,” to help China.