What would “President Hillary Clinton” do to fight the coronavirus pandemic?
The former secretary of state, answering a question by Hollywood icon Barbra Streisand, said one thing she would definitely do is... read.
“I would have read my damn briefs, Barbra, that’s for sure,” Clinton tweeted on Tuesday in a not-so-subtle jab at President Trump, who reportedly ignored early warnings about the threat of COVID-19 and doesn’t read intelligence reports.
Streisand, an outspoken Trump critic, wondered if the U.S. would be facing such a chaotic and deadly crisis had the Democratic nominee won the 2016 election.
I would have read my damn briefs, Barbra, that's for sure. https://t.co/YSZS0Lvqo9
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 30, 2020
“Can you imagine how President Hillary Clinton — a Woman with a powerful mind — would have handled this pandemic?” the 78-year-old singer and actress said Monday on Twitter.
“Being a mother and grandmother, she would’ve instinctively taken care of the public health of the people of the United States,” Streisand wrote. “She wouldn’t have ignored the pandemic plans, cut the CDC and defunded the World Health Organization.”
The Republican president has repeatedly downplayed the threat of coronavirus and said multiple times that the virus would soon go away. A White House official said Trump received two intelligence briefings on COVID-19 in January, before the highly contagious disease began spreading like wildfire across the country.
Five months later, at least 2.6 million Americans have been diagnosed with coronavirus and nearly 130,000 have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.