Fox's Chris Wallace: Bill Clinton made 'cogent argument' against Trump's handling of coronavirus pandemic

Fox News anchor Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceBiden adviser: 'He does not have any concern' about Trump lawsuits Public health expert: Americans no longer acting 'with common purpose' on pandemic Anti-Defamation League criticizes White House appointee 'who has consorted with racists' MORE said former President Clinton made "cogent argument" during remarks at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday night against President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says GOP senators have called to congratulate him Biden: Trump attending inauguration is 'of consequence' to the country Biden says family will avoid business conflicts MORE's handling of COVID-19 pandemic.

"It was only five minutes. As I say, it was pre-taped. But I thought he made a more cogent argument about how Donald Trump has mishandled the coronavirus than any I've heard from anybody," the "Fox News Sunday" host said during the network's live coverage of the convention.

"We have just 4 percent of the world's population, but 25 percent of the world's COVID cases," Clinton said in his pre-taped speech.


"Our unemployment rate is more than twice as high as South Korea's, 2 1/2 times the United Kingdom's and more than three times Japan's," he added. "Donald Trump says we're leading the world. Well, we are the only major industrial economy to have its unemployment rate tripled."

The U.S. unemployment rate jumped to 14.7 percent in April due to many businesses shutting down during the pandemic, but it has recently decreased to 10.1 percent after millions of jobs were added back in May, June and July.

Clinton's speech, which lasted more than five minutes, was not aired in prime time. A total of 18.6 million prime-time viewers tuned in to convention coverage on Monday night across ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CBS, Fox News and CNN.

"After the 2012 speech, [former President] Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaHarris: 'Of course I will' take COVID-19 vaccine Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter encourage people to take COVID-19 vaccine George Clooney says Amal beat him and Obama in a free throw contest MORE called [Clinton] the 'secretary of explaining things,'" Wallace noted. "And even today, even in this diminished role, Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonJimmy and Rosalynn Carter encourage people to take COVID-19 vaccine Harris taps women of color for key senior staff positions Obama, Bush and Clinton say they'll get vaccine publicly to prove safety MORE is still the secretary of explaining things."

The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary and Chelsea Clinton to host series based on their book 'Gutsy Women' Democrats see spike in turnout among Asian American, Pacific Islander voters Biden officially announces ex-Obama official Brian Deese as top economic adviser MORE, is scheduled to speak on Wednesday night at the party's virtual convention.