Obama Takes Dig At Trump Administration’s Sluggish Response To COVID-19
Former President Barack Obama slammed President Donald Trump’s administration on Wednesday criticizing the White House’s slow response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). On Twitter, Obama commented on the administration’s absence of a “coherent national plan to navigate this pandemic.”
The former president admired Massachusetts’ swift response to the pandemic and pointed out that “states like Massachusetts are beginning to adopt their own public health plans to combat this virus –– before it’s too late.”
Obama refrained from using Trump’s name. He also linked his tweet to a New Yorker article, which detailed Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker‘s (R) strategies against the virus.
While we continue to wait for a coherent national plan to navigate this pandemic, states like Massachusetts are beginning to adopt their own public health plans to combat this virus––before it’s too late. https://t.co/Eb2Hz8H8vU
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 22, 2020
On March 31, Obama made another pointed comment on Twitter.
We’ve seen all too terribly the consequences of those who denied warnings of a pandemic. We can’t afford any more consequences of climate denial. All of us, especially young people, have to demand better of our government at every level and vote this fall. https://t.co/K8Ucu7iVDK
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 31, 2020
Obama recently endorsed his former vice president, Joe Biden. “I believe Joe has all the qualities we need in a president right now,” Obama said in an April 14 video endorsement.
“Democrats may not always agree on every detail of the best way to bring about each and every one of these changes, but we do agree that they’re needed. That only happens if we win this election,” Obama continued. “Because one thing that everybody has learned by now: The Republicans occupying the White House and running the U.S. Senate are not interested in progress. They’re interested in power.”