Despite former President Bill Clinton’s reduced role in the Democratic Party, he made a “compelling argument” against President Trump’s handing-over of the coronavirus pandemic on the second night of the Democratic National Convention, said Fox News Sunday presenter Chris Wallace Tuesday.
After pointing out that Clinton has played a leading role at every Democratic convention since 1988, Wallace noted that “things have changed for Bill Clinton and his position in the party. The #MeToo movement, with people remembering the Monica Lewinsky scandal in a different way, his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, and he seemed like a much more diminished figure – until he gave that speech.
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“It was only five minutes. Like I said, it was pre-recorded, ”Wallace said. “But I thought he made a more compelling argument… about how Donald Trump mismanaged the coronavirus than anything I’ve heard from anyone. ”
During his remarks, the former president said that the United States has “only 4% of the world’s population, but 25% of COVID cases worldwide. Donald Trump says we run the world. Well, we are the only major industrial economy to have tripled its unemployment rate.
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Wallace then recalled another of Clinton’s most effective convention speeches, his 2012 speech in Charlotte justifying Barack Obama’s re-election.
“After the 2012 speech, Barack Obama called him the ‘secretary for the explanation of things’,” Wallace recalled. “And even today, even in this reduced role, Bill Clinton is still the ‘secretary of explanation of things’. “