Biden, Obama lambast Trump, condemn poor response to Covid-19 pandemic
Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama have lambasted President Donald Trump for his poor handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Biden expressed his displeasure at the poor handling of the pandemic in a video aired on Thursday July 23, 2020, with the former American president.
Biden, who was vice president in the Obama administration, sat down facing the former president in a chair across a room for a “socially distanced” conversation.
Both men released the video on Twitter, where Obama has 120.8 million followers, the most on the platform.
“Can you imagine standing up when you were president, saying, ‘It’s not my responsibility?’” Biden asked Obama, referring to Trump’s efforts to evade criticism for the pandemic response.
“Those words didn’t come out of our mouths when we were in office,” Obama replied.
While reacting to Obama's and Biden's comments on his Twitter handle, Trump attacked them, stressing that both of them did "a terrible job."
“Remember, I wouldn’t even be here if it weren’t for them.
“They did a terrible job!" Trump wrote.
“It is hard to fathom anybody wanting to take away people’s health care in the middle of a major public health crisis,” Obama said.