Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., slammed President Donald Trump for his leadership after his comments on introducing disinfectants into the body as a way to fight coronavirus and how he dismissed his explanation, saying he was speaking "sarcastically" to reporters.
"[It's] the exact opposite of what a leader should be doing," Klobuchar, who dropped her candidacy for the presidency in early March, told ABC's "The View" on Tuesday.
Last Friday, Trump said he was being sarcastic the day before when he raised the possibility of injecting disinfectant inside people's bodies to fight coronavirus.
"I was asking a question sarcastically to reporters like you,. just to see what would happen," Trump told reporters.
"I just think so many people watch the president," Klobuchar, who was on the program with her husband after his recent bout with COVID-19, said. "He's the leader of our country. And when you see him, whether he's joking or not, literally looking at people and saying, basically implying, 'oh, you can chug bleach or, you know, maybe we can inject some light into you,' that is the exact opposite of what a leader should be doing."
She added, "a lot of people" are starting to tune Trump out, but said we cannot tune out the fact there are not enough coronavirus tests, that "we don't have enough protective gear for our front-line workers, that we do not have the kind of national leadership that we need, and that’s what the problem is right now."
Klobuchar added, "we can rant and rave" about what Trump says, but the real issue is what he has not done, and it is becoming "glaringly clear."
"You've got to have a national testing strategy and get those national tests out to every state in the country," Klobuchar said.
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