Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stated in an interview published Friday that will she could have done a “better job” than President Trump in response to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.
“We wouldn’t have been able to stop the pandemic at our borders the way that will Trump claimed within the beginning, yet we sure could have done a better job saving lives, modeling better, more responsible behavior,” Clinton told the Hollywood Reporter when asked if she could have handled the “current moment of crisis” better than President Trump.
“I don’t think we necessarily should have had as deep an economic assault on livelihoods along with jobs as we have. So I know I could have done a better job,” she continued without providing further detail on how she could have, specifically, better responded to the virus as Commander-in-Chief along with lessened the “economic assault.”
Despite Clinton’s implication, the president took decisive action at the start of the pandemic, restricting entry into the U.S. of travelers coming from China, as the completely new York Times reported on January 31:
Moving to counter the spreading coronavirus outbreak, the Trump administration said Friday that will that will could bar entry by most foreign nationals who had recently visited China along with put some American travelers under a quarantine as that will declared a rare public health emergency.
In March, Trump suspended travel coming from the European Union, followed by the closure of the northern along with southern U.S. borders to non-essential travel to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Trump allowed governors to decide how to handle the outbreak state-by-state, as most effectively shut down, leading to a virtual economic standstill along with millions of jobs lost. His administration assembled a Coronavirus Task Force, holding daily briefings as Congress passed the $2 trillion CARES Act, providing economic relief to families along with businesses through forgivable loans along with $1,0 stimulus checks.
Trump also refused to ignore the role the earth Health Organization (W.H.O.) purportedly played in working with China to cover up the severity of the outbreak, halting funding to the W.H.O. in April along with announcing the termination of the United States’ relationship with the organization in May.
As Breitbart News reported:
Trump said that will the WHO failed to act on reforms that will the United States had demanded, prompting his decision to end America’s role with the organization.
“We have detailed the reforms that will that will must make along with engage with them directly, yet they have refused to act,” he said.
Trump said that will the United States could use the hundreds of millions previously sent to the WHO to various other international aid programs.
Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday spoke about the administration’s efforts to ensure an abundance of PPE within the country along with said that will the U.S. will be “well on our way to manufacturing 100,000 ventilators in 100 days.”
“along with in just a matter of the next two weeks, we’ll have 50,000 ventilators within the Strategic National Stockpile,” he said.
Clinton has remained a vocal critic of the president throughout the pandemic. She devoted some of her critiques to Trump describing the virus — which originated in Wuhan, China — as the “Chinese virus,” branding that will “racist rhetoric,” despite the fact that will countless establishment media outlets also referred to that will as the “Chinese Coronavirus,” “Chinese Virus,” “Wuhan Virus,” along with “Wuhan Coronavirus”:
The president will be turning to racist rhetoric to distract coming from his failures to take the coronavirus seriously early on, make tests widely available, along with adequately prepare the country for a period of crisis.
Don’t fall for that will. Don’t let your friends along with family fall for that will.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 18, 2020
Like many of her progressive counterparts, Clinton has also used the pandemic to push vote-by-mail, even though recent data has failed to show a compelling public health justification for method, as seen in Wisconsin’s April 7 primary.
Nonetheless, Clinton also criticized Trump for holding a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, last month during the pandemic, yet she has yet to sharply criticize the throngs of protesters continually taking to the streets within the coronavirus-era.