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Hillary Clinton Responds to Coronavirus by Urging People To Ignore Trump's Guidance

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Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton criticized President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and told her Twitter followers to ignore his guidance.

“Please do not take medical advice from a man who looked directly at a solar eclipse,” Clinton tweeted Tuesday morning in reference to the man who defeated her in the 2016 election.

Clinton’s remark was a jab at the president for temporarily removing his protective glasses and looking up at the sky during an August 2017 solar eclipse.

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Trump had taken off the glasses momentarily and looked up and pointed to the sky as one of the staffers shouted, “don’t look,” The Hill reported at the time.

He put his protective glasses back on and watched as the eclipse reached its apex.

Twitter users were quick to offer retorts to Clinton’s “advice” not to follow Trump’s guidance.

“Must make you feel worse that you lost to that man,” Washington Examiner’s Siraj Hashmi tweeted.

A user named Wendie Thompson tweeted, “You’re never going to be President.”

“Please do not take medical advice from a woman who’s obsessed with losing an election,” political comedian Tim Young tweeted.

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This is not the first time Clinton has criticized the Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a March 12 tweet, she wrote that the president should provide free testing, fee waivers, emergency sick leave, quarantines, cancellations and “giving a damn.”

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The former secretary of state also said Trump was “turning to racist rhetoric” — apparently a reference to his use of the term “Chinese virus” for the coronavirus — to take attention away from his “failures to take the coronavirus seriously early on.”

“The president is turning to racist rhetoric to distract from his failures to take the coronavirus seriously early on, make tests widely available, and adequately prepare the country for a period of crisis,” Clinton tweeted.

“Don’t fall for it. Don’t let your friends and family fall for it.”

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Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. A University of Oregon graduate, Erin has conducted research in data journalism and contributed to various publications as a writer and editor.
Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. She grew up in San Diego, California, proceeding to attend the University of Oregon and graduate with honors holding a degree in journalism. During her time in Oregon, Erin was an associate editor for Ethos Magazine and a freelance writer for Eugene Magazine. She has conducted research in data journalism, which has been published in the book “Data Journalism: Past, Present and Future.” Erin is an avid runner with a heart for encouraging young girls and has served as a coach for the organization Girls on the Run. As a writer and editor, Erin strives to promote social dialogue and tell the story of those around her.
Birthplace
Tucson, Arizona
Nationality
American
Honors/Awards
Graduated with Honors
Education
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University of Oregon
Books Written
Contributor for Data Journalism: Past, Present and Future
Location
Prescott, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English, French
Topics of Expertise
Politics, Health, Entertainment, Faith




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