It's safe to say that since the coronavirus outbreak, Trump has had his fair share of critics for the way he has handled the entire situation.
Now, it seems former president, Barack Obama, has uncharacteristically weighed in on the issue, taking an unprecedented swipe at Trump and it was pretty savage, to say the least.
Keep scrolling to see his brutal comment as well as reactions from everyone that saw...
Between calling it the "Chinese" virus and playing down the severity of the pandemic...
via: Getty ImagesTrump hasn't exactly been praised for his handling of the medical crisis.
Trump has remained valiantly confident in America's resilience to the virus.In January, just after the initial COVID-19 outbreak, he was quizzed on his thoughts on the virus, in which he replied: “It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine."
And, even when the number of COVID-19 cases in America started to climb...He remained calm, and repeatedly stressed that there was nothing to be too worried about.
Trump has persistently fought against the media regarding the pandemic.And, at one point, even dubbed the virus as being a "fake news media" conspiracy.
And, as the months trickled by...President Trump simply wouldn't budge from his stance on the virus and even went on to compare it to the common flu. This was one of his most dangerous and false statements about the virus, and caused plenty of outrage amongst both Americans and people all over the world.
And, the very next day, the President was accused of "lying" to the American public regarding free medical testing.
via: Getty“When people need a test, they can get a test," he said earlier this month. “When the professionals need a test, when they need tests for people, they can get the test. It’s gone really well." However, this certainly wasn't the case, and millions of Americans, to this day, are still struggling to get tested for the virus.
Things needed to change.
via: GettyAnd fast. As the number of coronavirus cases and deaths grew here in the States, people were growing increasingly more concerned with Trump's blaze attitude regarding the pandemic.
But, thankfully, Trump seemed to have a sudden change of heart.
via: GettyOn March 13th, mere days after he compared COVID-19 to the common flu, he finally declared a national emergency.
This move freed up around $50 billion in federal funding...
via: GettyAnd promised a new screening website and more drive-by medical tests.
It seems that now, President Trump is finally taking the pandemic seriously.
In presser, Trump says “we have a problem that a month ago nobody ever thought about.” Trump was first briefed abo… https://t.co/nMe2l4GxN1— Dan Diamond (@Dan Diamond)1584388264.0
The President has been doing some serious backtracking.
Trump: “I felt it was a pandemic long before it was declared a pandemic.” https://t.co/v3B3UQhbdM— Jan Postma (@Jan Postma)1584463905.0
He has now been sending a very different message to his people...And, like the other world leaders have all been doing, has been encouraging his citizens to band together and support one another. However...
Right now, the U.S. has the most cases of the virus in the world.
via: Getty ImagesAnd the news came just days after President Trump said he wants the nation "opened up and just raring to go by Easter."
Trump has repeatedly expressed how eager he is to lift lockdowns within a matter of a few weeks...
via: Getty ImagesDespite warnings from experts and doctors that if the nation returns to work, COVID-19 cases could spike once again.
Although, once again, it didn't take him long to backtrack.
#BREAKING: President Trump extending the social distancing guidelines to April 30th. Country will not be reopened b… https://t.co/QQyKKcDDFV— FOX 11 Los Angeles (@FOX 11 Los Angeles)1585519979.0
And his stance on the matter seems to have riled a lot of people up.Including, it seems, former president, Barack Obama, who chimed in on the topic this week.
This is an unusual move...
via: Getty ImagesConsidering Obama rarely ever weighs into the work of other presidents - mostly using his Twitter account to praise frontline workers and share advice from public health experts. His brutal comment, which you can see if you keep scrolling, sparked outrage amongst people on either side of the argument.
So many people chimed into the issue after seeing Obama's tweet.The debate got pretty heated, as you'll see. This Republican had some harsh words for the former President.
And so did this user...
@BarackObama We should of been prepared when the H1N1 hit, what did you do for the protection of AMERICA .... You went golfing ...— Johnny Fox® 🇺🇸 (@Johnny Fox® 🇺🇸)1585670298.0
And this user made things personal...
@BarackObama "I’m so worried about “climate change”- I just bought a $15 million dollar waterfront mansion." - Catturd— Wayne Dunlap (@Wayne Dunlap)1585686584.0
What people fail to understand is that the current President isn't controlling the virus...
@BarackObama I'm so glad Trump is my president at this time of crisis. Imagine if we lived in Italy, Spain, or Fran… https://t.co/3P4MqogE0A— Maria Romanetti (@Maria Romanetti)1585678986.0
The haters came in numbers...And the continued attacking Obama.
China has its part to play in this...
@BarackObama America under Trump has the cleanest air and water in the world But just like this pandemic, the bigg… https://t.co/P6lDlVEu2F— Rogan O’Handley 🇺🇸 (@Rogan O’Handley 🇺🇸)1585670942.0
This user had been keeping tabs on Obama for a while... clearly.
@BarackObama The virus was caused by China's wet markets, sir, not "global warming." The wet markets selling dogs… https://t.co/OblYJmXEto— Mark Dice (@Mark Dice)1585692275.0
Others claimed that Obama was trying to promote his own agenda...
@MarkDice @BarackObama Quick! Let’s use this pandemic to promote the Green New Deal!— Michael Gallas (@Michael Gallas)1585692328.0
He is not currently our President, but people are still blaming him for these issues...They are Trump's issues.
No one knew it was coming... But Trump ignored the warnings.We've known since January but only locked down in March? Messy.
"Does anyone even care?"You're about to have bigger problems on your hands if you don't.
Others pointed out some facts.
@BarackObama Donald Trump knew in January dangers of Coronavirus. Didn’t buy, produce mass tests. Didn’t push socia… https://t.co/peLdceMX7R— ♻️🇺🇸 Christopher Zullo (@♻️🇺🇸 Christopher Zullo)1585667995.0
This user posted a picture to convey his opinion.
@BarackObama Wait, what? Why aren’t you making this all about you? Isn’t that what Presidents (45*) do? https://t.co/q76uScWWZz— Jim Clarke (@Jim Clarke)1585668081.0
Some people still refer to Obama as "President..."
@BarackObama Thank you Mr. President for your sreadfastness and voice of reason during perilous times. You are cor… https://t.co/HGhXgXHD8D— Bishop Talbert Swan (@Bishop Talbert Swan)1585668388.0
Because people don't think Trump is doing too well...
@BarackObama Trump’s ignorance is killing people. Voting the sociopath out of office will save lives. Vote this fal… https://t.co/7uZi0cHtLH— Chidi®️ (@Chidi®️)1585668364.0
Now, people are rallying together to get rid of the current President in the election.
@BarackObama Thanks Mr. President! We need to roll Trump back in the next election. Our future is at stake.— Angela Belcamino (@Angela Belcamino)1585668620.0
Some people even resorted to begging for help...
@BarackObama President Obama, Trump wants to kill us. Something bad has happened since you left the White House, it… https://t.co/hDR24PYcLZ— Julie B, Dem till the end (@Julie B, Dem till the end)1585670417.0
And as more and more people continue to get infected...
@BarackObama Thank you for reemphasizing this. The current administration has been downplaying that crisis too and… https://t.co/WC91eYsKie— Ibrahim (@Ibrahim)1585762530.0
And as the election continues to loom over us, Obama warned us to make the right decisions.
Obama tweeted about the matter on Tuesday.
via: Getty ImagesAnd he didn't hold back...
It seems he thinks Trump has been downplaying the pandemic.
via: Getty Images"We've seen all too terribly the consequences of those who denied warnings of a pandemic," he wrote, without directly naming the president.
We've seen all too terribly the consequences of those who denied warnings of a pandemic. We can't afford any more c… https://t.co/dUUGeOI8VK— Barack Obama (@Barack Obama)1585667944.0