It's safe to say that since the coronavirus outbreak, Trump has had his fair share of critics for the way he has handled it.
Now, it seems former president, Barack Obama, has uncharacteristically weighed in on the issue, taking an unprecedented swipe at Trump.
Keep scrolling to see his brutal comment...
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 quite 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.
But he 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