Hillary Clinton accepts China’s Coronavirus numbers to take swipe at Trump
Chuck Ross on March 27, 2020
Hillary Clinton on Friday accepted the word of a repressive communist regime to take a jab at President Donald Trump after the United States hit a tragic milestone in terms of the number of cases of coronavirus in the country.
“He did promise ‘America First,’” the failed 2016 presidential candidate tweeted.
Clinton linked to a New York Times report that the United States surpassed China in terms of the number of officially confirmed cases of coronavirus in the respective countries. The U.S. has reported nearly 100,000 cases as of Friday. The Chinese government has reported just over 80,000.
In taking the swipe at Trump, Clinton, the former secretary of state, was accepting the Chinese government’s coronavirus statistics at face value, even though the communist regime there has been caught fudging statistics on the number of coronavirus cases within its border.
Health officials have also accused the Chinese government of hiding information about the origins of the novel coronavirus, which began spreading from a wildlife food market in Wuhan in November 2019.
The United States has been at a disadvantage in clamping down on the pandemic because multiple cases arrived from China and Europe at various points in the country. A traveler from China is believed to have been patient zero for an outbreak that started in Washington. Travelers from China and Europe may have seeded multiple outbreaks in New York, which is the epicenter of the pandemic in the United States.
Clinton was referring in her tweet to a slogan that Trump adopted on the campaign trail in 2016.
The former secretary of state was far from the only Trump critic to note the statistical milestone.
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