Since the availability of testing kits has broadened in recent days, the number of confirmed cases in the U.S. has skyrocketed. On Thursday, the U.S. has reportedly outpaced both China and Italy with more than 97,000 reported cases.
Clinton took the latest developments as an opportunity to knock her former 2016 rival on Twitter.
"He did promise 'America First,'" Clinton wrote, referring to one of the president's oft-repeated campaign slogans.
Her tweet was slammed by critics across Twitter. "Delete your account. This isn’t the time. This can’t be the new normal, where American tragedy is applauded for the sake of political opportunism," Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, wrote. "This sort of vicious celebratory tone about Americans getting sick & dying during a deadly global pandemic is just appalling," Washington Examiner reporter Jerry Dunleavy reacted. "Hillary Clinton touting figures that are a result of Chinese disinformation to dunk on America and sick Americans is a pretty good reminder why she lost in 2016," National Republican Senatorial Committee senior advisor Matt Whitlock said. "This is beyond the pale," Human Events managing editor Ian Miles Cheong tweeted. Read more at FOX News