Chelsea Clinton certainly takes after her mom and dad.
According to Breitbart, the former first daughter announced on an episode of The View this week that she thinks President Donald Trump is “fundamentally” to blame for the severity of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.
Last week, Maryland Republican Kim Klacik appeared on The View and got cut short after calling out Joe Behar for wearing blackface. Clinton, meanwhile, was treated like gold by the hosts of the ABC daytime talk show.
But that’s beside the point.
Appearing Tuesday, Clinton was asked directly about Trump and his response to COVID-19. “How much do you blame him and his response?” co-host Joy Behar asked the former first daughter, according to Breitbart.
Clinton didn’t hold back in her response.
“I blame him pretty fundamentally,” she said, as Breitbart reported. “I think it’s unconscionable he lied to the American public about COVID, that he continues to lie to the American people, that he has such a blatant disregard for public health and the advice from public health experts that’s uniform around things like masks, social distancing, how much safer it is to be outside than inside, how important good ventilation is.”
Pinning the blame
According to Breitbart, Clinton also said she blames Trump “for all he’s not doing now” with regard to COVID-19.
“I blame him for not kind of marshaling a real effort to build public confidence and demand for a vaccine that is proven safe and effective. I blame him for not building an army of vaccine workers to administer that,” she said, as Breitbart reported. “I blame him for not having a transparent national plan for how he’ll ensure our frontline workers are vaccinated and then how the rest of us get vaccinated.”
Clinton continued: “Joy, I blame him for lying to the American people, for continuing to disparage science, and for not helping to prepare and protect us today, including prepare us for when we do have a vaccine. I think there’s a lot of blame for the president and his administration for where we are and where we need to be.”
Of course, Trump has by and large listened to experts like Drs. Deborah Birx and Anthony Fauci throughout the coronavirus pandemic, and has urged his supporters to wear masks. But did the hosts on The View push back against Clinton’s claims?
Not a chance. But what else would you expect?