Sources said on Saturday that a conference call between former US President Barack Obama and his former government officials revealed that Donald Trump ’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic was “chaotic” of”.
Even though Trump blamed him and his Democratic government for various problems that involved countering this pandemic with enough supplies, the pandemic has killed more than 75,000 Americans, but Obama is in To a large extent, it has been in a state of competition.
But in a call with 3,000 members of the Obama Alumni Association on Friday, Obama urged his supporters to lag behind Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who tried to make Trump stand out in the November 3 election.
The content of the call was first reported by Yahoo News. A person familiar with the matter said they had confirmed to Reuters.
Obama said the election “is so important because what we’re going to be battling is not just a particular individual or a political party.”
“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,” he said.
He said this is one reason why “the response to this global crisis has been so anemic and spotty.”
“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 operationalised in our government,” Obama said.
“That’s why, I, by the way, am going to be spending as much time as necessary and campaigning as hard as I can for Joe Biden,” he said.
Obama’s office declined to comment.
White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said Trump’s response to the coronavirus “has been unprecedented” and has saved American lives.
She harked back to the Ukraine inquiry launched by Democrats in the US House of Representatives last year that led to House passage of articles of impeachment against Trump. The Republican-led Senate acquitted Trump early this year.
“While Democrats were pursuing a sham witch hunt against President Trump, President Trump was shutting down travel from China. While Democrats encouraged mass gatherings, President Trump was deploying PPE, ventilators, and testing across the country,” she said.
The national opinion poll shows that the competition between Trump and Biden is fierce, and there are six months before the election. Biden is leading in several battlefield states.