Failed presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a statement late last week attacking President Donald Trump.
Breitbart reports that in a Twitter post on Friday, Clinton criticized Trump and his 2020 campaign for requiring those planning to attend his upcoming campaign rally to sign a coronavirus waiver.
“If your rallies come with a liability waiver, you shouldn’t be holding them,” Clinton wrote.
Trump restarting rallies
President Trump and his team are getting ready to hold their first 2020 rally since the coronavirus put campaign events of this nature on hold. The rally is scheduled to take place on June 20 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to Politico, and there are thousands of people who reportedly want to attend.
Though coronavirus infections and hospitalizations in a large number of states are clearly on the decline, according to a National Geographic tracker, the threat of COVID-19 still remains. As such, the president and his team decided it was best to develop a formal liability waiver that prospective attendees must sign, which reads:
By clicking register below, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By attending the Rally, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.; BOK Center; ASM Global; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.
According to Clinton, the very requirement of a waiver is clear evidence that a large gathering of this sort represents an unacceptable public health risk.
Clinton registers disapproval
Clinton’s comments about Trump’s upcoming rally represents at least the second time she has publicly leveled criticism at the president in recent weeks.
At the beginning of the month, Clinton was among those who took issue with the decision to clear Lafayette Square of protesters and the president’s subsequent visit to historic St. John’s Episcopal church, which demonstrators had set ablaze during unrest in Washington, D.C. over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.
“Tonight the President of the United States used the American military to shoot peaceful protestors with rubber bullets & tear gas them. For a photo op,” Clinton wrote on Twitter.”This is a horrifying use of presidential power against our own citizens, & has no place anywhere, let alone in America. Vote.”
What Clinton conveniently left out, of course, is that the “peaceful protesters” to whom she was referring actually threw “bricks, frozen water bottles, and caustic liquids” at law enforcement,” as Breitbart noted, and that without law enforcement intervention things were almost sure to escalate, as there were “caches of glass bottles, baseball bats and metal poles hidden along the street.”
Public health hypocrisy
Clinton’s decision to call out President Trump for the rally waiver — and it should be noted that Clinton is not alone in doing so — demonstrates a clear double standard that currently prevails among Democrats.
They demand that proper coronavirus safeguards be strictly observed when it suits them — such as in the case of Trump rallies — but not when it comes to social justice protesting. During each of these demonstrations, whether peaceful or not, large crowds of people stand shoulder-to-shoulder in the streets, and Democrats haven’t uttered a word of concern.