Hillary Clinton speaks during the TIME 100 Summit, in New York, April 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
While some Democrats are sensibly dropping the Orange Man Bad routine, others are still holding on tightly to their TDS – even in the midst of a global pandemic where everyone needs to be working together and putting political games aside.
Hillary Clinton, of course, fits into the “holding on to my TDS” camp. Still bitter about her failed 2016 presidential campaign against Donald Trump, Clinton never passes up the opportunity to take swipes at the President, and today was no exception.
As we’ve reported here at RedState, Democrats and the media are obsessed with hammering Trump on why he continues to use the term “Chinese virus” to refer to the Wuhan coronavirus. It’s “racist”, they say, in spite of the fact that the virus originated in Wuhan, China and in spite of the fact that diseases are often named based on their place of origin.
Nevertheless, Clinton wasn’t about to let this crisis go to waste. Taking to the Twitter machine this morning, Clinton posted a tweet that sounded like it came straight out of the Chinese government’s handbook:
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.
Don't fall for it. Don't let your friends and family fall for it.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 18, 2020
Two days ago, this was tweeted from China’s state-owned “media”:
Racism is not the right tool to cover your own incompetence pic.twitter.com/LmGDyPsULt
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) March 17, 2020
Odd how similarly they sound, isn’t it?
While Clinton was apparently okay with parroting Chinese propaganda because Orange Man Bad, others were understandably not cool with it, and quickly called her out. Others chose to give her a tour down memory lane:
You couldn’t even handle Benghazi and you think you could handle a Pandemic….
— Matt Couch 🎙 (@RealMattCouch) March 18, 2020
Once a shill for China, always a shill for China
The Clintons will always sell out America to China. Don't fall for it! pic.twitter.com/ZYofhverxV
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) March 18, 2020
China’s government lied and covered up the virus for crucial weeks. They deserve no slack from our President!
— JT Lewis (@thejtlewis) March 18, 2020
China thanks you for pushing their propaganda.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) March 18, 2020
Pres Trump banned travel from China in late Jan, + was called a racist for it. But in retrospect, that looks like proactive leadership
Pres Trump shut down travel from Europe, + the Left condemned him for it…..and now Europe has closed their own borders – more great leadership
— John Betts (@JohnFromCranber) March 18, 2020
65 days and counting- tick tock- deposition day! pic.twitter.com/fasT9KyINh
— Karli Q ⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@KarluskaP) March 18, 2020
Though her remarks echoing Chinese government disinformation were appalling, they did remind us of one comforting thing: Thank goodness she’s not president.