Former President Bill Clinton and former presidential candidate John Kerry both spent their speeches at the Democratic National Convention criticizing President Trump.
Clinton described Trump as a failure and merely someone occupying the office of the presidency for his own entertainment.
“Denying, distracting and demeaning works great if you’re trying to entertain or inflame,” he said via Axios. “In a real crisis, it collapses like a house of cards. COVID doesn’t respond to any of that. To beat it, you have to actually go to work and deal with the facts.”
In his remarks, Clinton cautioned voters to reject another four years of Trump.
“You Know what Donald Trump will do with four more years: blame, bully and belittle. And you know what Joe Biden will do, build back better. It’s Trump’s ‘us versus them America’ against Joe Biden’s America,” he also said.
He continued per Axios:
Donald Trump says we’re leading the world. Well, we are the only major industrial economy to have its unemployment rate triple. At a time like this, the Oval Office should be a command center. Instead, it’s a storm center. There’s only chaos.
Just one thing never changes—his determination to deny responsibility and shift the blame. The buck never stops there.
Our party is united in offering you a very different choice: a go-to-work president. A down-to-earth, get-the-job-done guy. A man with a mission: to take responsibility, not shift the blame; concentrate, not distract; unite, not divide. Our choice is Joe Biden.
Bill Clinton on Pres. Trump: "You have to decide whether to renew his contract or hire someone else."
— ABC News (@ABC) August 19, 2020
Kerry similarly criticized Trump’s leadership, calling his administration a “blooper reel.”
“Donald Trump inherited a growing economy and peaceful world. Like everything else he inherited he bankrupted it,” Kerry said. “When this president goes overseas, it’s not a goodwill mission. It’s a blooper real. America deserves a president who is looked up to, not laughed at.”
“This moment is a fight for the security of America and the world. Only Joe Biden can make America lead like America again,” he added.
"Donald Trump inherited a growing economy and a more peaceful world, and like everything else he inherited, he bankrupted it." — Former Secretary of State John KerryICYMI: Democrats formally nominated Joe Biden for president and more highlights from the second night of the DNC.
Posted by Fox News on Tuesday, August 18, 2020