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Hillary Clinton attacks Trump’s coronavirus response and says she would’ve ‘read her briefs’ if president

HILLARY Clinton attacked Donald Trump’s coronavirus response, and said she would’ve "read her briefs" if she were president.

Clinton's slam at the president came on Tuesday, as COVID-19 cases in the US climbed past 2.6million, with over 126,000 deaths.

 Hillary Clinton slammed Trump's response to coronavirus, saying she 'would have read my briefs'
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Hillary Clinton slammed Trump's response to coronavirus, saying she 'would have read my briefs'Credit: Getty Images - Getty
 Trump has denied reports that he ignored warnings about COVID-19
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Trump has denied reports that he ignored warnings about COVID-19Credit: EPA
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Clinton -- who has frequently taken aim at Trump after being beaten by him in 2016 -- responded to a tweet from Barbara Streisand, in which the singer asked: "Can you imagine how President Hillary Clinton - a Woman with a powerful mind - would have handled this pandemic?"

"Being a mother and grandmother, she would’ve instinctively taken care of the public health of the people of the United States," Streisand added.

Clinton responded, asserting that she would have kept on top of her memos.

"I would have read my d**n briefs, Barbra, that's for sure," the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee said.

Clinton's comments came following several reports that the White House was warned in January about the potential threat of the coronavirus.

One report said that Trump allegedly ignored multiple warnings on the virus from officials, including White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro's raising the alarm that COVID-19 could kill 2million Americans.

 Reports have claimed that Trump ignored memos about coronavirus
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Reports have claimed that Trump ignored memos about coronavirusCredit: Reuters
 Clinton and Trump shake hands at a September 2016 debate at Hofstra University
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Clinton and Trump shake hands at a September 2016 debate at Hofstra UniversityCredit: Reuters
 Trump has denied reports that he ignored warnings about COVID-19
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Trump has denied reports that he ignored warnings about COVID-19Credit: The Mega Agency

Another report alleged Trump ignored warnings from the CIA about the virus.

Trump has denied reports that he ignored warnings about the virus, and pointed out actions he took.

The president put a travel ban from China – and weeks later, Europe – in the early days of the pandemic.

He has also claimed that the high number of virus cases in the US is caused by increased testing, and called it a "badge of honor."

"It’s a great tribute to the testing and all of the work that a lot of professionals have done," Trump said last month.

"If you’re testing 14 million people, you’re going to find many more cases."

 Hillary Clinton is seen in the Oval Office of the White House
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Hillary Clinton is seen in the Oval Office of the White HouseCredit: Getty Images - Getty
 Clinton is seen during a debate on October 9, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri
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Clinton is seen during a debate on October 9, 2016 in St. Louis, MissouriCredit: AFP or licensors

He continued: "So when we have a lot of cases, I don't look at that as a bad thing, I look at that as, in a certain respect, as being a good thing because it means our testing is much better.”

Democrats – including former VP Joe Biden – have slammed Trump's response to the pandemic.

In a Tuesday speech, Democratic presidential nominee Biden slammed Trump for "rejecting science" and accused him of a "failure to protect the American people" in his virus response.

"Month after month, as leaders in other countries took the necessary steps to get the virus under control, Donald Trump failed us," Biden said.

"It seems like our wartime president has surrendered - waved the white flag and left the battlefield," Biden said.

 Clinton makes a concession speech after losing the presidential election to Trump
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Clinton makes a concession speech after losing the presidential election to TrumpCredit: AFP - Getty
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Recent polls have shown Biden in a lead over Trump for the 2020 presidential election.

With four months to the November election, however, Trump could still pull ahead and win the votes – as was the case in the 2016 when he ran against Clinton.

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