Chelsea Clinton made it clear Friday that President Donald Trump and his family are personally to blame for 130 Secret Service agents having to quarantine because they’ve tested positive for COVID-19.
According to the Washington Post, the majority of the 130 agents are believed to have come into contact with the deadly virus when they provided security at Trump’s campaign rallies:
“The spread of the coronavirus — which has sidelined roughly 10 percent of the agency’s core security team — is believed to be partly linked to campaign rallies that President Trump held in the weeks before the Nov. 3 election
“The virus is having a dramatic impact on the Secret Service’s presidential security unit at the same time that growing numbers of prominent Trump campaign allies and White House officials have fallen ill in the wake of campaign events, where many attendees did not wear masks.”
That led Clinton to chastise the Trumps on Twitter:
Shame on you, @realDonaldTrump and your family. You put those sworn to protect you at risk with your reckless, dangerous choices. Hope every Secret Service agent and their family members receive the same care you did if they get sick from #covid19. https://t.co/XJqDCzSRrK
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) November 13, 2020
This isn’t the first time Clinton has slammed the president for his feckless response to the ongoing pandemic, which has claimed the lives of 243,000 Americans.
In September, Clinton remarked during an interview on “The View”:
“I blame him [Trump] pretty fundamentally. He has such a blatant disregard for public health and the advice from public health experts that’s pretty uniform around things like masks, the continued importance of social distancing, how much safer it is to be kind of outside than inside, how important good ventilation is. Things that we have known for months.”
Despite the fact that over 100,000 people are being diagnosed with COVID each and every day in the United States, Trump continues to whine about losing the election. His failure to control the disease is one of the main reasons he lost, yet he cannot admit that his political downfall is a result of his own ineptitude.