President Trump has encouraged citizens to participate in social distancing for at least 15 days (it will likely be extended as the crisis unfolds).
Trump's coronavirus advice is to "stay clean," wash hands, and avoid friends, according to the New York Times.
And he encouraged Americans to limit gatherings to groups of 10 people or less.
All of these tips are surely things that both Republicans and Democrats can agree on. After all, health officials promote these practices as well.
However, Hillary Clinton has come out swinging… for no apparent reason.
Clinton is encouraging all Americans to ignore President Trump's guidance in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rather than promoting unity or "going high" as Michelle would say, Clinton is using the crisis to attack the president.
See her statement below:
Instead of offering policy advice or working behind the scenes to help Americans, prominent Democrats like Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden appear to be using the crisis for personal gain.
Biden has been using "shadow briefings" to criticize president Trump and offer his own assessment of what the federal government should be doing.
However, many of Biden's "suggestions" are actually policies that Trump has already implemented.
Hillary's comments caught the attention of the Western Journal:
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Trump's use of the term "Chinese virus" only happened after the communist Chinese government accused the American military of developing and spreading the virus in China.
Furthermore, the media coined the term "Wuhan virus" and happily used the term for weeks without any pushback.
Many users responded to Hillary's tweet, calling her out for partisan politics:
Perhaps Hillary is angry that COVID-19 could actually help... reelect President Trump.
That's according to a former Clinton advisor.
Dick Morris, who was President Clinton's political adviser and a campaign manager, said that "This crisis completely changes the presidential race overwhelmingly in Trump's favor."
Morris also cited Hurrican Sandy as having a similar impact for Obama's 2012 reelection.
The Washington Examiner has more on Morris' take:
The coronavirus pandemic could help President Trump win reelection because it has pushed Joe Biden out of the headlines, according to a former adviser to President Bill Clinton.
“This crisis completely changes the presidential race overwhelmingly in Trump’s favor,” Dick Morris, who was Clinton’s political adviser and later campaign manager, told radio show host John Catsimatidis on Sunday.
“There is no more oxygen left in the room for Joe Biden. … He can’t say anything. He can’t campaign. He can’t attack Trump. He can’t talk about [the coronavirus]. There is nothing left for him to say,” he added. “Biden is kind of an afterthought. He’s almost in the history books.”
Biden, who is likely to win the Democratic presidential nomination, and his rival Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders have been sidelined from campaigning across the country because of the pandemic. Trump has also canceled campaign events, but the White House has held daily news briefings on the crisis.
Morris argued Hurricane Sandy had a similar effect on President Barack Obama’s reelection and other policy issues that could derail Trump’s chances of keeping the White House have been brushed under the rug as the coronavirus pandemic takes precedence.
President Trump's decisive action has helped save countless American lives.
He has shown true leadership during the pandemic.
Furthermore, his approval ratings are rising to new heights, and a new ABC poll even shows that 55 percent of Americans approve of his handling of the pandemic.
Perhaps Morris is onto something!
You can listen to Dick Morris on the CATS Roundtable National Edition podcast below: