A tweet from Hillary Clinton mocking President Trump’s handling of the pandemic is drawing severe backlash from conservatives, who accuse the former Secretary of State of playing politics during a national health crisis.
“He did promise ‘America First,’ ” Clinton tweeted, referring to a phrase President Donald Trump has frequently used. Clinton linked to The New York Times’s Thursday coverage of the US officially leading the world in confirmed coronavirus cases.
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The tweet continues a two-day visibility surge by Clinton. On Thursday, she called for a two-month lockdown, continuing a Democratic party battlecry against Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
The tweet and some reactions:
He did promise "America First." https://t.co/bzks3hqCUE
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 27, 2020
Not the first time you've laughed as Americans died
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) March 27, 2020
This is why you aren't president and he is.
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 27, 2020
A disgusting tweet, from the most disgusting person I ever worked with in the Secret Service. 👇🏻👇🏻 https://t.co/5HttcFPiR7
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) March 27, 2020
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