- Barack Obama has slammed Donald Trump's response to Covid-19
- He called on the democratic party to set their differences aside to support Joe Biden
- The White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany has hailed Trump's handling of the crisis a success
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Former US President Barack Obama has labeled Trump's attempt at containing Covid-19 as chaotic. This was leaked from a conference call he had with former members of his administration.
Trump has blamed Obama for many of the issues surrounding the US's response to the coronavirus. Obama has largely remained silent on the issue.
YEN.com.gh learned that during the conference call, Obama urged the democratic party to support Joe Biden who is aiming at dethroning Trump at the next election.
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Obama said the election “is so important because what we’re going to be battling is not just a particular individual or a political party.”
“What we’re fighting against is these long-term trends in which being selfish, being tribal, being divided, and seeing others as an enemy — that has become a stronger impulse in American life,” he said.
He said this is one reason why “the response to this global crisis has been so anemic and spotty.”
“It would have been bad even with the best of governments. It has been an absolute chaotic disaster when that mindset — of ‘what’s in it for me’ and ‘to heck with everybody else’ — when that mindset is operationalized in our government,” Obama said.
“That’s why, I, by the way, am going to be spending as much time as necessary and campaigning as hard as I can for Joe Biden,” he said.
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White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany has hailed Trump's handling of the crisis as a success and that he has saved American lives.
“While Democrats were pursuing a sham witch hunt against President Trump, President Trump was shutting down travel from China. While Democrats encouraged mass gatherings, President Trump was deploying PPE, ventilators, and testing across the country,” she said.
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