Texas Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw has criticized former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after she took several swipes at the president on Twitter over his performance so far in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.
Speaking on Fox & Friends Sunday, Crenshaw said that despite missteps that may have been made by the president in dealing with the pandemic, now was ‘not the time’ to take him to task.
‘One of the things I talk a lot about is outrage culture and this newfound issue where we find the worst of each other, and we question each other’s intentions, and that happens all the time in politics… but now is not the time to do that,’ Crenshaw said to Fox News.
Texas Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw has criticized former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after she took several swipes at the president on Twitter over his performance
Mrs Clinton mocked the president by firing back one of his key catchphrases after it was revealed the U.S. now has the most coronavirus infections in the world
In return, Crenshaw told Clinton to ‘delete your account’ – using a memorable tweet that Mrs Clinton used herself against Trump during the 2016 election campaign
‘There is a pandemic going on and somebody like Hillary Clinton is so used to taking political jabs at the president or her political opponents any time there’s an outcome that is unfortunate, but this isn’t the time. This is a tragedy for all Americans and the entire world.’
Clinton took the opportunity to bash the president as it was confirmed the U.S. leads the world in the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus.
‘He did promise ‘America First,” Clinton wrote, mocking one of the president’s campaign slogans.
Mrs Clinton has continued to highlight perceived missteps Trump has made during his handling of the coronavirus pandemic
Crenshaw was quick to respond: ‘Delete your account,’ he tweeted using the exact same worlds to a memorable tweet that Mrs Clinton used herself against Trump during the 2016 election campaign
‘This isn’t the time. This can’t be the new normal, where American tragedy is applauded for the sake of political opportunism,’ he continued.
Speaking on Fox, Crenshaw appealed for unity among politicians.
‘It’s going to be easy to take swipes at each other and easy to have very disingenuous criticisms of each other and moralize against each other – but we can’t do that. We have to do this together.’
The former Secretary of State continues to take Donald Trump to task over his performance
‘Just this once, let’s embrace some of the good things happening. Let’s embrace the fact that our industries have totally ramped up production of PPE [personal protective equipment], factories are totally changing what they do to make ventilators, people are actually coming together and figuring out what needs to get done. Doctors are coming out of retirement,’ Crenshaw explained.
‘You know, we ramped up testing to an enormous degree in this country, which is why our cases are so high, Hillary Clinton,’ he said to the camera as he addressed the secretary directly.
‘Now, let’s celebrate this stuff. Let’s work together, let’s stop looking for cheap political jabs to take at each other and actually get through this.’