Former President Barack Obama crticize the current US President Donald Trump and his administration for COVID-19 crisis response, describing it as “an absolute chaotic disaster” during a private call Friday night with people who worked for him in the White House and across his administration.
The searing comments confirmed to CNN by the three former Obama administration officials on the call.
In a conversation with members of Obama Alumni Association, Barack Obama said that the response to COVID-19 gives us a reminder that why a strong government leadership is needed during global crisis. The call was intended to aware and encourage the Obama staffers to engage more and more in Biden’s presidential campaign.
Barack Obama said “This election that’s coming up — on every level — 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.”
The comments were firts reported by Yahoo News, they get the audio recording of the call. A spokesman for Obama declined to comment or elaborate on the former president’s remarks.
Kayleigh McEnany, White House press secretary, on saturday responds to former President Barack Obama’s remarks, he said in a statement to CNN “President Trump’s coronavirus response has been unprecedented and saved American lives.”