Former first daughter attacks president for Chinese virus handling
Chelsea Clinton has lashed at President Donald Trump and Republicans over their handling of the Chinese coronavirus, declaring “to Satan.”
The former first daughter took to Twitter to blast Senate Republicans supporting President Trump’s agenda in an angry tweet.
Clinton claimed that some benefitted financially from the lack of response to the coronavirus threat which she then redirected blame for onto her president.
She appears to be responding to emerging reports that several Senators dumped millions of dollars in stock after receiving inside knowledge of the long-term impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, but before the stock markets crashed as a result.
Early reports showed two Republican senators had sold off stocks but it was later revealed that Democrats, including Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), also dumped stocks.
Despite being “full of fury” about the news regarding Republicans, Chelsea has remained silent on Feinstein and other potential Democrat involvement.
“I am full of fury at @realDonaldTrump & Senate Republicans,” Clinton tweeted.
“For making more vulnerable our already-vulnerable: our children, elderly, people in jail/detention, people who are homeless, people w/o insurance.”
I am full of fury at @realDonaldTrump & Senate Republicans. For making more vulnerable our already-vulnerable: our children, elderly, people in jail/detention, people who are homeless, people w/o insurance. To find out tonight some profited? As my Grandma Ginger wld say-To satan. https://t.co/7DqnsLS2uD
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) March 20, 2020
“To find out tonight some profited?” Clinton added.
“As my Grandma Ginger wld say-To satan.”
She added a link to a New York Times article detailing the harm done to children by the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
She was apparently referring to a report that Republican Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) had dumped as much as $1.72 million worth of stocks a week before the market crashed over coronavirus concerns.
While Burr would not have directly “profited” by the sale as Clinton claimed, he almost certainly avoided massive losses by the timely and suspicious sale of stocks.
Other members of Congress were also accused of possibly using their privileged access to information about the pandemic to sell their stock market holdings.
Burr denied the accusations and called the report “a tabloid-style hit piece.”
In a second tweet, Clinton explained that although China “obfuscated” and was slow to respond to the virus outbreak, she blamed the Trump administration for not preparing enough for the coronavirus hitting the United States.
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— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) March 20, 2020
Clinton has yet to post a reposnse to the allegetions against Sen. Feinstein or express her “fury” at Democrats.