Former U.S. President Barack Obama has criticized his successor’s way of handling the coronavirus pandemic as an “absolute chaotic disaster” during a conversation with ex-members of his administration.
In a leaked conference call with former members of his administration the former president who has generally kept a low profile on current political events, even when Donald Trump would drag him or his administration on Twitter said;
“What we’re fighting against is these long-term trends in which being selfish, being tribal, being divided, and seeing others as an enemy – that has become a stronger impulse in American life. And by the way, we’re seeing that internationally as well. It’s part of the reason why the response to this global crisis has been so anemic and spotty,” Obama said, according to Yahoo News.
“It would have been bad even with the best of governments. It has been an absolute chaotic disaster when that mindset – of ‘what’s in it for me’ and ‘to heck with everybody else’ – when that mindset is operationalized in our government,” he said.
The former president also vowed he would be “campaigning as hard as I can for Joe Biden” ahead of November’s election.
Trump who has been known for constantly attacking the past administration’s way of handling things, while reacting to the the words of his predecessor, criticized the Obama administration in relation to his own administration’s response to the outbreak.
In response to the former president, Trump tweeted on sunday:
“We are getting great marks for the handling of the CoronaVirus pandemic, especially the very early BAN of people from China, the infectious source, entering the USA.
“Compare that to the Obama/Sleepy Joe disaster known as H1N1 Swine Flu. Poor marks, bad polls – didn’t have a clue!”
U.S. has More than seventy eight thousand, four hundred COVID-19 fatalities and more than 1.3 million people have tested positive, according to Johns Hopkins University.
During the swine flu pandemic, there were nearly 61 million cases of infection but fewer than 13,000 deaths over a whole year.
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