Barack Obama Takes a Swipe at Donald Trump's Handling of Pandemic | 22 Words

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...

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Trump 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.

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“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.

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And 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.

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On 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...

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And promised a new screening website and more drive-by medical tests.

It seems that now, President Trump is finally taking the pandemic seriously.

In a press conference last month, Trump admitted: "We have a problem that a month ago nobody ever thought about."

The President has been doing some serious backtracking.

And insisted that he "felt it was a pandemic long before it was declared a pandemic."

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.

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And 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...

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Despite 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.

He admitted that the Easter deadline was "aspirational" and of course, won't be happening.

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...

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Considering 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...

Apparently Obama went golfing during the previous pandemic? Does anyone else remember or id it just this guy?

And this user made things personal...

Someone else replied to the comment claiming it was a 40 million dollar mansion.

What people fail to understand is that the current President isn't controlling the virus...

The virus controls him! The US currently has the highest rate of infections.

The haters came in numbers...

And the continued attacking Obama.

China has its part to play in this...

But so does the United States, there's no denying it.

This user had been keeping tabs on Obama for a while... clearly.

Even his meals? That's kind of creepy.

Others claimed that Obama was trying to promote his own agenda...

We're not learning anything from this pandemic, are we?

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.

Don't let your political stance cloud your judgment, guys.

This user posted a picture to convey his opinion.

Yikes.

Some people still refer to Obama as "President..."

Do you think Barack Obama would have done a better job?

Because people don't think Trump is doing too well...

Well, he did talk about his hair being real during a COVID-19 briefing if that's anything to go by.

Now, people are rallying together to get rid of the current President in the election.

The election might not even happen due to the pandemic.

Some people even resorted to begging for help...

It seems as though the nation is living in fear.

And as more and more people continue to get infected...

We're forced to re-think our political stance.

And as the election continues to loom over us, Obama warned us to make the right decisions.

It seems as though this issue was very important to the former President.

Obama tweeted about the matter on Tuesday.

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And he didn't hold back...

It seems he thinks Trump has been downplaying the pandemic.

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"We've seen all too terribly the consequences of those who denied warnings of a pandemic," he wrote, without directly naming the president.

He continued:

"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," he added, linking to an article below announcing the rollback of environmental mileage standards put in place by the former president 8 years ago.

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