The 44th President of the United States, Barrack Obama, has heavily criticized Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, for his policies regarding the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Trump had earlier stated that he would not make a lot of changes to his handling of the pandemic which has led to the death of over 200,000 Americans. Obama started his criticisms from the president’s statement.
“Really? Not much? Nothing you can think of that could have helped some people keep their loved ones alive?” Obama stated on stage.
The former president stated that Joe Biden, the Democrat presidential candidate, will not mess things up like he alleges Trump did. Obama’s remark further puts into perspective the stark difference between him as the first black American president of the United States and his successor who is widely known for his racist conspiracy theories. Obama also talked about the news report that Trump has an account in a Chinese bank and failed to disclose it. He stated that if there had been such news of a secret Chinese bank account during his own reelection in 2012, reporters would have had a field day.
The former president criticized different policies and comments made by Trump during the last four years, starting from Trump’s inability to produce a substitute for Obamacare. He also accused Trump of stealing credit for the United States’ economy and failing to take responsibility for the bad way he handled the pandemic. He went ahead to discuss some of Biden’s plans to save the United States from what he describes as a mess, stating that Biden and Kamala Harris, Biden’s running mate, will restore peace and orderliness.
The former president had given a similar pained and heartfelt criticism of Trump’s policies at Philadelphia four years ago during a campaign for Hilary Clinton, the Democrat candidate against Trump during the last election which Trump won. He also mentioned that moment in his speech on Wednesday. He urged Democrats to turn out massively for Joe Biden to avoid a replay of the election between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton.
“I don’t care about the polls,” Obama announced. “There were a whole bunch of polls last time. Didn’t work out. Because a whole bunch of folks stayed at home. And got lazy and complacent. Not this time. Not in this election. Not this time.”
Trump was in North Carolina, a swing state that will be critical to his reelection bid. He announced during a rally at Gastonia that he is happy that Obama has emerged, but not worried because his reemergence won’t change anything, just like he couldn’t change the outcome of the last election despite campaigning hard for Hillary Clinton.