Klobuchar appeared on “The View” on Tuesday with her husband who tested positive for the coronavirus and has since recovered, as IJR previously reported.
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg asked Klobuchar’s husband how he felt about what he was hearing from the Trump administration. He explained it is necessary to follow the advice of scientists and doctors.
Klobuchar chimed in referencing Trump’s recent controversial coronavirus treatment suggestions.
“So many people watch the president, 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,” Klobuchar said.
She added, “That is the exact opposite of what a leader should be doing.”
Watch her comments below:
Sen. @amyklobuchar, whose husband John Bessler recovered from COVID-19, says Pres. Trump’s handling of the pandemic is “the exact opposite of what a leader should be doing.” https://t.co/piPyagvQPY pic.twitter.com/Y67YpjoBrP— The View (@TheView) April 28, 2020
Trump first mentioned the idea of using disinfectant and light injections as treatments of the coronavirus during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing last week, as IJR previously reported.
He later clarified his comments, claiming he meant them to be sarcastic.
Klobuchar went on to list the things she believes is missing from Trump’s plan to combat the coronavirus including testing, protective equipment, and national leadership.
“That’s what the problem is right now. It’s not only what he says, which we can rant and rave about all we want, it’s also what he hasn’t done,” Klobuchar said.
She closed the exchange reiterating testing is something the administration should be focusing on.
“You’ve got to have a national testing strategy and get those national tests out to every state in the country,” Klobuchar said.
Her comments come just a week after Congress and the White House came to an agreement on a nearly $500 billion coronavirus relief package, which includes $25 billion for a national testing plan.