Barack Obama well and truly ripped into Donald Trump during his first campaign event for Joe Biden…
And it seemed he had a few words for Donald Trump.
But that’s all changed.
As we approach the end of the year, it can only mean one thing… it’s almost election time.
And it’s been an exhausting journey coming up to it, to say the least.
But it seems that he has some serious competition from his Democratic rival, Joe Biden.
But it has been powering on ahead… despite many major setbacks.
And things took an ultimate turn for the worst when at the start of October, the president and the first lady, Melania, tested positive for COVID-19.
Trump insisted that they immediately went into self-isolation together and that they felt fine, but after just a few days, he was hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Centre.
He was discharged just a few days later and insisted to the nation that all we need to do is to “learn to live with COVID,” which was very concerning to hear.
But when Joe Biden proposed making the next presidential debate a virtual one in the interest of health and safety, Trump put his foot down.
The Commission on Presidential Debates announced that the October 15th town hall-style debate in Miami would take place virtually as health experts raised concerns about whether it would be safe to hold the event in person given that Trump was still recovering from COVID-19.
For some reason, the proposition of a virtual debate infuriated the president and he boldly said he “wouldn’t waste his time” on it.
And in typical Trump fashion, the president announced at the last minute that he will be holding his own town hall forum in Miami at exactly the same time, hosted by NBC.
And this was the first time ever that 2 hopeful presidential candidates ever went head-to-head at the same time while not being at the same event.
Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and many other states have seen the president strut through followed by hundreds of maskless supporters following behind.
And Obama has now weighed into the election.
And he well and truly unleashed on Trump.
And many have branded his words as the ultimate “burn.”
“I never thought Donald Trump would embrace my vision or continue my policies, but I did hope for the sake of the country that he might show some interest in taking the job seriously. But it hasn’t happened.”
“He hasn’t shown any interest in doing the work, or helping anybody but himself and his friends, or treating the presidency like a reality show he can use to get attention. Even then, his TV ratings are down, so you know that upsets him. But the thing is, this is not a reality show, this is reality. The rest of us have had to live with the consequences of him proving himself incapable of taking the job seriously.”
Obama went on to rip into Trump’s response to COVID-19.
“Donald Trump isn’t suddenly going to protect all of us. He can’t even take the basic steps to protect himself,” he said.
“Other countries are still struggling with the pandemic, but they’re not doing as bad as we are because they have governments that have actually been paying attention. That means lives lost. That means an economy that doesn’t work. Just yesterday, when asked if he’d do anything differently, Trump said not much. Really? Not much? Nothing you can think of that could have helped some people keep their loved ones alive?” he added.
“He did inherit the longest streak of job growth in American history, but just like everything else he inherited, he messed it up.”
“The economic damage he inflicted by botching the pandemic means he will be the first president since Herbert Hoover that will actually lose jobs.”
Obama didn’t hold back.
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