'He did promise America First': Clinton mocks Trump after US becomes nation with most coronavirus cases
By Spencer Neale
March 27, 2020 - 2:51 PM
After the United States passed every other country in the world for most confirmed coronavirus cases, Hillary Clinton mocked President Trump by referencing a campaign slogan he used to help elevate his bid to win the 2016 election.
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The former secretary of state shared a link to a New York Timesarticle on Friday that reported the spike in rising numbers was a result of a "series of missteps" from the Trump administration.
Clinton's tweet said: "He did promise 'America First.'"
Ahead of the 2016 presidential election, Trump campaigned on an "America first" platform dedicated to immigration reform and a return of manufacturing jobs that moved overseas for decades.
Trump's critics say he failed to heed early warning signs and moved too slowly to ramp up production of key medical supplies used to help those affected by the virus.
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Earlier on Friday, Trump posted a series of tweets demanding that General Motors Co. and Ford Motor Co. immediately begin production of much-needed ventilators to send to hospitals in some urban sites that have been overwhelmed by the influx of new patients.
Clinton and Trump have sparred frequently since Trump announced his bid to become president in 2015, including a moment on the debate stage when Trump told Clinton she would be in jail if he were president.