Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took a shot at President Donald Trump on Twitter this week, months after fueling speculation that she might still have presidential aspirations.
According to Fox News, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee declared that America needs “a real president” before criticizing Trump for some of his most recent social media posts.
“Over the last 24 hours, the 100,000th American died of COVID-19 on Trump’s watch,” Clinton wrote in a tweet on Thursday. “He’s spent the last 24 hours sharing videos that begin ‘The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat’ while complaining Twitter’s censoring him.”
Fox reported that Cowboys for Trump founder Couy Griffin, who was seen in the video referenced by Clinton, claimed he meant the remark in a “political sense.”
Earlier this month, Clinton said the administration’s “plan is, shamefully, to have no plan.” About two months ago, Clinton took another swipe at Trump on Twitter in response to reports that the U.S. had the highest number of coronavirus cases.
He did promise “America First.” https://t.co/bzks3hqCUE
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 27, 2020
Although she has repeatedly denied having any intention of seeking office again, her statements during Trump’s first term have fed speculation that she might stage a third White House bid.
“Maybe there does need to be a rematch,” she said with a laugh during a PBS NewsHour interview in October, going on to assert that she would “obviously” defeat Trump “again” after winning the popular vote in 2016, as Fox News noted.
“Don’t tempt me”
Clinton received a plurality of the popular vote in her campaign against Trump, who nevertheless secured a decisive Electoral College victory.
Teasing a rematch himself, Trump taunted Clinton on Twitter last year, tweeting that she “should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren,” and accusing her of committing “high crimes and misdemeanors” during her service in the U.S. Department of State.
“Don’t tempt me,” Clinton replied. “Do your job.”
Like presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Clinton has a record including multiple failed White House bids. For millions of Trump supporters across the country, either candidate represents what they hope will be part of the incumbent’s path to re-election.