Donald Trump’s interview with Axios’ Jonathan Swan did … not do him any favors. He essentially stumbled his way through it. His takes on the COVID19 crisis, for example, left a lot to be desired:
.@jonathanvswan: “Oh, you’re doing death as a proportion of cases. I’m talking about death as a proportion of population. That’s where the U.S. is really bad. Much worse than South Korea, Germany, etc.”@realdonaldtrump: “You can’t do that.”
Swan: “Why can’t I do that?” pic.twitter.com/MStySfkV39
— Axios (@axios) August 4, 2020
That said, this response from Hillary Clinton is something else:
"A thousand Americans are dying a day."
Trump: "It is what it is." pic.twitter.com/CkDURUfLjm
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 4, 2020
Trump’s “It is what it is” is an awful thing to say. It comes across as callous at best. But if Hillary’s not the last person who should be feigning outrage over Trump’s remarks, she’s got to be up near the very top of the list.
You warned us
— Den (@dennisclaude3) August 4, 2020
You told us so.
— Irie DC (@irieDC) August 4, 2020
No. What she told us was that at a certain point, dead Americans don’t make a difference.
"what difference does it make"?
— Patriot Angels (@PatriotJane5) August 4, 2020
At this point what difference does it make?
— Jim Benfatti (@JimBenfatti) August 4, 2020
— Suzanne (@S_Lynn_09) August 4, 2020
None of this is to excuse Trump’s remarks. But Hillary Clinton has made it quite clear that she has no problem with the blood on her own hands.