On more than one occasion, former Secretary of State and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has taken shots at President Donald Trump on various issues in which she claims she would have handled them differently or better if she would have won the White House in 2016.
According to Breitbart, she added to those thoughts over the weekend in an interview with The New York Times in which she claimed that she was “born to handle” the coronavirus pandemic.
A preview of the interview, which was conducted by New York Times opinion writer Kara Swisher, was published by Axios on Sunday. Clinton was asked a number of questions, including her thoughts on whether she agreed with previous reporting from The Times which suggested that female leaders managed the COVID-19 pandemic better than their male counterparts in other countries.
“You noted that a lot of countries that did best in the pandemic were led by women. … Do you think a woman president in the United States would handle the pandemic better?” Swisher asked.
“I have no doubt, especially if it were me. I have no doubt. I mean, I was born for that,” Clinton responded.
Not unexpectedly, the interview contained its fair share of Trump-bashing, with Clinton making a baseless claim that “most Republicans” want America’s 45th president out of office, claiming that they’re just too scared to say it out loud.
The former secretary of state told Swisher that she can’t bear the thought of Trump winning a second term on November 3, saying it would “literally” make her sick to her stomach “to think that we’d have four more years of this abuse and destruction of our institutions.”
While we can’t ever know for sure how a hypothetical President Hillary Clinton would have handled America’s COVID-19 response, it’s not a stretch to say that the number of infected Americans — and those who’ve died as a result — would likely be much higher.
The main reason why is because it’s highly doubtful that she would have taken the same preventative measures in closing down America’s borders from China and Europe to prevent the spread that Trump did. Her party admonished the president for taking such measures early on, calling him xenophobic.
The only thing we know for certain that Clinton was “born” to do, is losing her shot at being president. She’s shown impressive consistency in that.