Barack Obama Takes a Swipe at Donald Trump’s Handling of Pandemic

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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…

Trump hasn’t exactly been praised for his handling of the medical crisis.

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.”

He remained calm, and repeatedly stressed that there was nothing to be too worried about.

And, at one point, even dubbed the virus as being a “fake news media” conspiracy.

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.

“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.

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.

On March 13th, mere days after he compared COVID-19 to the common flu, he finally declared a national emergency.

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.”

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

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.

And the news came just days after President Trump said he wants the nation “opened up and just raring to go by Easter.”

Despite warnings from experts and doctors that if the nation returns to work, COVID-19 cases could spike once again.

He admitted that the Easter deadline was “aspirational” and of course, won’t be happening.

Including, it seems, former president, Barack Obama, who chimed in on the topic this week.

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.

The debate got pretty heated, as you’ll see. This Republican had some harsh words for the former President.

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

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

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

And the continued attacking Obama.

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

Even his meals? That’s kind of creepy.

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

They are Trump’s issues.

We’ve known since January but only locked down in March? Messy.

You’re about to have bigger problems on your hands if you don’t.

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

Yikes.

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

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

The election might not even happen due to the pandemic.

It seems as though the nation is living in fear.

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

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

And he didn’t hold back…  

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

“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.

Then keep scrolling as we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite shows that have been postponed or canceled due to the pandemic.