Donald Trump Touts U.S. Comeback As Hillary Clinton Says We'll Celebrate Accomplishments 'Next Independence Day'

President Donald Trump declared the United States is heading toward a "comeback" from the coronavirus pandemic in a video shared online Saturday to celebrate the Fourth of July. Meanwhile, former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton encouraged Americans to push for change and to observe their "accomplishments" the following Independence Day.

In the clip, shared by the White House to Twitter on Saturday morning, Trump stood on the South Lawn and honored the "special day." He then expressed his belief that the country is "really making a comeback."

The president also touted the rising employment rate and stock market. America has been "hit with this plague from China" and we're close to "fighting our way out of it," he said, adding that we're "on our way to a tremendous victory."

Happy Fourth of July from President @realDonaldTrump! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/jhOOEzN0F2

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 4, 2020

Trump concluded that the victory is "going to happen big. Our country will be better than ever before."

Clinton released a statement to Twitter an hour before the White House, where she called the current state of America "dark times."

"It's important to remember that America can be what we make of it," Clinton said. "We have more power than we can imagine when we wield it together. Let's keep raising our voices, marching, and registering to vote."

"We'll celebrate all we accomplished next Independence Day," she added.

In dark times, it's important to remember that America can be what we make of it.

We have more power than we can imagine when we wield it together.

Let's keep raising our voices, marching, and registering to vote.

We’ll celebrate all we accomplish next Independence Day. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/2LLLC3yNjF

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 4, 2020

Clinton's messages come one day after she criticized Trump's handling of the coronavirus outbreak. Speaking on The Hollywood Reporter's "Awards Chatter" Podcast, Clinton indicated her belief that she would have done "a better job" handling the pandemic crisis if she had won the presidential election in 2016.

"We wouldn't have been able to stop the pandemic at our borders the way that Trump claimed in the beginning, but we sure could have done a better job saving lives, modeling better, more responsible behavior," she said. "I don't think we necessarily should have had as deep an economic assault on livelihoods and jobs as we have. So I know I would have done a better job."

During the same interview, Clinton indicated her belief that Trump would have tried to "lock her up" if she had legitimately broken any laws.

"Look, if I had ever done anything wrong, he would have gone after me," she said. "You know, I've never done anything wrong. I'm, you know, as some people like to say, the most investigated, exonerated person in recent history."

Newsweek reached out to the White House for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.

President Trump and Hilary Clinton
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 05: (AFP OUT) From left, President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, former President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and former President Jimmy Carter listen as former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney speaks during a state funeral for former U.S. President George H. W. Bush at the Washington National Cathedral on December 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. President Bush will be buried at his final resting place at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. A WWII combat veteran, Bush served as a member of Congress from Texas, ambassador to the United Nations, director of the CIA, vice president and 41st president of the United States. (Photo by Alex Brandon - Pool/Getty Images) Alex Brandon/Getty