Hillary Clinton is not missing a moment to try and use the coronavirus outbreak to swipe President Trump.
First, Clinton snapped at Trump for referring to the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, as the “Chinese virus” or the “Wuhan virus.”
Then, she said Trump was “failing to lead and failing Americans.”
Then, she advised people to steer away from medical advice that Trump shares because he “looked directly at a solar eclipse.”
Now, she has posted a particularly “heartless” tweet (as BizPac Review calls it) that notes the United States now leads the world in confirmed cases.
Fox News reports: “Since the availability of testing kits has broadened in recent days, the number of confirmed cases in the U.S. has skyrocketed. On Thursday, the U.S. has reportedly outpaced both China and Italy with more than 97,000 reported cases.”
Take a look:
He did promise "America First." https://t.co/bzks3hqCUE
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 27, 2020
The dig is an obvious reference to the campaign slogan Trump used in 2016, alongside his more popular “Make America Great Again.”
Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw quickly responded to Clinton’s comment, telling her to delete her account.
“Delete your account,” he said. “This isn’t the time. This can’t be the new normal, where American tragedy is applauded for the sake of political opportunism.”
Delete your account. This isn’t the time. This can’t be the new normal, where American tragedy is applauded for the sake of political opportunism. https://t.co/7aYatlS8jV
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) March 27, 2020
National Republican Senatorial Committee advisor Matt Whitlock said Clinton’s tweet serves as “a pretty good reminder why she lost” against Trump in the last presidential election.
“Hillary Clinton touting figures that are a result of Chinese disinformation to dunk on America and sick Americans is a pretty good reminder why she lost in 2016,” he wrote.
Hillary Clinton touting figures that are a result of Chinese disinformation to dunk on America and sick Americans is a pretty good reminder why she lost in 2016. https://t.co/wEutVo1Sbu
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) March 27, 2020
“You lost. It’s not a bad dream. You lost,” conservative actor James Woods added. “Try at least to salvage a scrap of dignity and just disappear with grace. Realize that you’re now just a lost soul. I mean, if you had one…”
Look, it’s fun tossing you around like a Hacky Sack on the Internet, but enough is enough. You lost. It’s not a bad dream. You lost. Try at least to salvage a scrap of dignity and just disappear with grace. Realize that you’re now just a lost soul. I mean, if you had one… https://t.co/JQpIQZk3if
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) March 28, 2020
Washington Examiner reporter Jerry Dunleavy joined in on the criticism, calling her tweet “appalling.”
“This sort of vicious celebratory tone about Americans getting sick & dying during a deadly global pandemic is just appalling,” he tweeted.
This sort of vicious celebratory tone about Americans getting sick & dying during a deadly global pandemic is just appalling. https://t.co/o2IBWfnmYK
— JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy) March 27, 2020
Like clockwork, count on Hillary Clinton for a disgusting response to coronavirus.
Thankful everyday she is not president. https://t.co/0mleqwzo6f
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) March 27, 2020
1. Please keep talking because you’re the greatest political gift any Republican could ever hope for.
2. It’s no surprise you’d promote this, which lets the Chinese—who are undoubtedly lying and continuing to cover up the scale of their outbreak—off the hook. https://t.co/8owx94nGWd
— Cliff Sims (@Cliff_Sims) March 27, 2020
Hillary boasting the suffering and deaths of hundreds of Americans just to “own Drumpf.” Despicable. https://t.co/FHvqzTanF0
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) March 27, 2020
Spiking the football because we now have more confirmed coronavirus cases than any other country (yes, I know China's data is likely not correct) is a really bad look for Hillary, yet it should surprise no one that she tweeted it out. https://t.co/jxC96tMiOG
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) March 27, 2020
As BizPac Review reports, Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill tried to defend the tweet in a statement to Fox News.
“The situation we find ourselves in was demonstrably avoidable, and pointing that out with a reference to the President’s empty rhetoric is nothing more than another way of pleading for him to lead,” he told the outlet.
Greg Gutfeld, referencing Clinton’s initial tweet, retorted: “When you look at people suffering — by the way, the infection rates are increasing because we are testing more and these are people that really wanted more testing so you will actually see more infection rates — if you see that as an opportunity to direct attention to yourself on social media, you are what scientists would call a scumbag.”