Hillary Clinton does not want people to take medical advice from President Trump.
The twice-failed Democratic presidential candidate took to social media on Tuesday to advise people away from Trump’s instructions due to how he watched the solar eclipse last year.
“Please do not take medical advice from a man who looked directly at a solar eclipse,” Clinton posted on Twitter.
Please do not take medical advice from a man who looked directly at a solar eclipse.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 24, 2020
While Clinton did not specify why she had posted the tweet, it was posted after mainstream media outlets like CNN, Axios, and NBC News blamed the death of a man in Arizona on the president.
During a daily coronavirus presser, Trump said the medical community may have found a cure to the coronavirus with a medication called chloroquine and advised people to seek professional guidance from a physician before taking it themselves. The man and his wife consumed a fish cleaner which contained the drug, resulting in his death and her hospitalization.
From NBC News:
An Arizona man has died after ingesting chloroquine phosphate — believing it would protect him from becoming infected with the coronavirus. The man’s wife also ingested the substance and is under critical care.
The toxic ingredient they consumed was not the medication form of chloroquine, used to treat malaria in humans. Instead, it was an ingredient listed on a parasite treatment for fish.
The man’s wife told NBC News she’d watched televised briefings during which President Trump talked about the potential benefits of chloroquine. Even though no drugs are approved to prevent or treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, some early research suggests it may be useful as a therapy.
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Twitchy reports several people online dunked on the former first lady for her remark:
Please do not take medical advice from a woman who's obsessed with losing an election.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) March 24, 2020
POTUS is the U.S.'s lead on all things virus-response related.@HillaryClinton just broke Twitter's new rules on undermining authorities on the matter, in order to score partisan points.
— Raheem Kassam 😷 (@RaheemKassam) March 24, 2020
Please do not take any advice from someone who can't point to the state of Wisconsin on a map. https://t.co/UtzxCYfuTG
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) March 24, 2020
.Sure. We also won’t take embassy terror attack advice from a woman who ignored calls for help and knowingly left ppl to die.
— AmericanWoman (@GraceflLady) March 24, 2020
You lost to a man who looked directly at a solar eclipse. https://t.co/dGFzMOWIym
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) March 24, 2020
Please do not take political advice from a woman who couldn't beat the man who looked directly at a solar eclipse. https://t.co/UqxcucPPsf
— Greg Pollowitz (@GPollowitz) March 24, 2020
Or political advice from a woman who lost to Donald Trump https://t.co/Ty2p9FplS7
— Sunny McSunnyface (@sunnyright) March 24, 2020