Bill Clinton attacked President Donald Trump directly for being unable to do his job Tuesday night, accusing him of watching TV and messing around on social media hours a day instead of fighting COVID.
"If you want a president who defines the job to watch TV hours a day and zap people on social media, he is your man," Clinton said during his speech on the second night of the Democratic National Convention.
President Trump spends several hours a day in "executive time," as revealed in a report on his personal schedule last year. It is rare for an early morning event to be on his public schedule that does not reflect all of a president's activities. Trump is an early riser and tweets several times a day, most days of the week. And many of these tweets relate to news recently broadcast on his favorite networks, Fox News and OAN.
Clinton, who spent eight years in the Oval Office in the 1990s, criticized the president's response to the coronavirus pandemic and blamed Trump's lack of action for the high infection rate in the US, where 5.49 million had the virus and more than 171,000 have died.
"Denial, distracting, and humiliating work great when you're trying to entertain and ignite. But in a real crisis it collapses like a house of cards. COVID doesn't respond to that. To top it, you have to go to work and join in with deal with the facts, "said Clinton.
Bill Clinton attacked President Donald Trump directly in his congressional speech, accusing him of spending the day watching TV and playing on social media
Clinton also criticized President Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic, calling it chaos
In contrast, Clinton called Joe Biden a "go-to-work president".
Voters give President Trump bad marks for his handling of the pandemic. Clinton used most of his five-minute speech to focus on Trump's response to the global health emergency.
"When he didn't like the expert advice he was receiving, he ignored it," Clinton said of Trump. “It wasn't until the COVID exploded and found even more that it was encouraging people to wear masks. And then many more died. & # 39;
& # 39; When asked about rising deaths. He shrugged and said it is what it is, but it didn't have to be, ”he added.
"COVID hit us much harder than necessary."
Clinton also called the Oval Office a "storm center" under Trump's tenure and attacked the president by name. And he will hit Trump where it hurts – his economic record. Trump likes to brag about creating the best US economy ever.
"Donald Trump says we are world leaders," said Clinton.
“Well, we are the only major industrial economy whose unemployment rate has tripled. At a time like this, the Oval Office should be a command center. Instead, it's a storm center. There is only chaos. Only one thing never changes – his determination to reject responsibility and shift blame. The money never stops there, ”he added.
Clinton then turned to Joe Biden and touted him as the "go-to-work president".
“Our party agrees that it offers you an entirely different choice: a president who goes to work. A down to earth guy who gets his job done. A man on a mission: taking responsibility, not shifting blame; focus, not distract; unite, not divide. We have a choice of Joe Biden, ”he said.
He concluded his taped remarks by offering a stark contrast to voters in November.
“You know what Donald Trump will do in four more years: guilt, bullying, and belittling. And you know what Joe Biden is going to do: Better back down. It is Trump's "Us versus You" America versus Joe Biden's America, where we all live and work together. It's a clear choice. And the future of our country depends on it, ”he concluded.
Clinton's remarks, which aired Tuesday after new pictures, revealed that Clinton was enjoying an intimate neck massage with a young Jeffrey Epstein victim, taped solely by DailyMail.com.
The troubling images are an out-of-date reminder of Clinton's ties to Epstein as the former president, 72, who was ready to support Biden in Democratic Congress.
Bill Clinton, who has spoken at every Democratic Congress since 1980, led the call for a vote on Tuesday.
He memorably campaigned for his wife Hillary Clinton in 2016 and Barack Obama in 2012 – because he was so effective in his arguments, Obama called him "the secretary of" explaining ".
But Clinton, who as president had an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky and has been charged with sexual misconduct by other women, will be in the convention spotlight for the first time since the #MeToo movement conquered the country.
Bill Clinton enjoys a neck massage on a victim by Jeffrey Epstein in never-before-seen photos taken exclusively by DailyMail.com. Clinton sits comfortably and laughs as Chauntae Davies, then a 22-year-old massage therapist, rubs her hands on his shoulders
Davies said Clinton was a "complete gentleman" on the trip when she described how the encounter took place
Clinton, who is three years younger than Joe Biden, also has ties to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who died in prison while awaiting trial on additional charges. The former president rode Epstein's private jet in 2002 but denied having a close relationship with him and said he knew nothing about Epstein's behavior toward young girls.
Bill Clinton denied a close relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, saying he knew nothing about Epstein's behavior toward young girls
In the photos, Clinton is sitting comfortably and laughing as Chauntae Davies, then a 22-year-old massage therapist who was Epstein's personal masseuse, rubs her hands on his shoulders to remove the kinks in his neck.
The pictures were taken when Clinton was with Epstein on a humanitarian trip to Africa in September 2002.
Davies said Clinton was a "complete gentleman" on the trip.
Davies, now in his early 40s, said of the massage pictures, "Although the picture looks bizarre, President Clinton was a perfect gentleman during the trip and I saw absolutely no bad game with him."
She explained the massage took place when we had a layover so the jet could refuel, and while we were in the terminal the ex-president complained of stiffness from falling asleep in his chair.
The baggage Clinton is carrying and the party's shift towards new leadership resulted in a limited role for the former president on Tuesday: He was allotted five minutes and his speech was recorded at his home in Chappaqua, New York.
Bill Clinton spoke for Barack Obama at the 2012 Democratic National Convention – and was so effective in his arguments that Obama referred to him as the "secretary of" declaring ".
Bill Clinton bowed to Barack Obama after the former president spoke on behalf of Obama at Congress in 2012
Bill Clinton with Hillary Clinton at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia after she accepted the party's presidential nomination
Hillary Clinton will address the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night and will hold one of the few live addresses for the virtual convention.
Former President Barack Obama and Biden's runner-up Kamala Harris will also speak on Wednesday evening.