*If you’re not happy with the way Donald Trump has handled (or some would say, bungled) the coronavirus pandemic, you’re certainly not alone. Former President Barack Obama is feeling what you’re feeling, too.
Not only is 44 in the same mindset as you, but he’s also made his feeling known and he totally didn’t mince his words, either.
We know this because we heard him say it. Obama was speaking with members of the Obama Alumni Assn, and during the 30-minute call, he was explaining to the group why there needed to be strong leadership to manage the crisis. He was doing so while trying to get the former staffers to get active in Joe Biden’s bid to replace President Trump.
“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,” Obama said in his assessment of the way Trump has handled things, saying,
(if you can’t see the above audio player on your device, click HERE.)
Also, the former Prez in the audio obtained by Yahoo! News … calls Trump’s response to COVID-19 “an absolute chaotic disaster.” He added:
“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 appears to be referring to Trump hijacking the daily briefings and spending goo gobs of time talking about what a great job he’s done and lying about the availability of tests. And, then there’s the whole thing about ingesting disinfectant. We could on and on, but you get the picture.