Former President Obama just tried to blame President Trump and accuse him of not having a coherent national strategy to deal with the pandemic.
Look, mistakes happen in a fast-moving emergency of this size and scope – nothing ever runs perfectly, certainly not the government.
And remember, the main issues facing this country were lack of supplies caused by offshoring.
That is a fact as it is that Trump is the only one with any credibility on bringing jobs back here. Biden surely won’t do a thing.
But more importantly, Congress has the power of the purse. If Pelosi and others think Trump is doing a terrible job they can fix it.
Literally, if Pelosi says no more money Trump can’t stabilize the economy so she has the leverage to do whatever she wants.
Where is her plan?
Rather than trashing Trump, Obama should be asking Pelosi why she isn’t using any of her power if this is as critical as he says?
“While we continue to wait for a coherent national plan to navigate this pandemic, states like Massachusetts are beginning to adopt their own public health plans to combat this virus––before it’s too late,” Obama said on Twitter in a veiled shot at Trump.
From The Hill:
Obama rarely weighs in on policies or plans developed by the current administration. But he has remained vocal on Twitter and other platforms during the coronavirus outbreak. In late March, he urged local governments around the nation to maintain social-distancing requirements as some lawmakers began pushing for reopening portions of the economy.
Earlier this month, he called on lawmakers to keep vulnerable communities in mind when deciding how to respond to the pandemic
“We can’t deny that racial and socioeconomic factors are playing a role in who is being hit the hardest by the virus,” Obama said. “It’s a reminder for our policymakers to keep our most vulnerable communities at the forefront when making decisions.”
The Trump administration has faced repeated scrutiny over its initial response the outbreak. Governors have continued to express concerns over a shortage of testing, noting that they can’t comfortably reopen without an adequate supply.
In Massachusetts, Baker is implementing a plan for statewide testing and contact tracing. In partnership with state and local health departments, as well as the state’s health-insurance marketplace, the governor’s office is planning to hire hundreds of people by the end of the month to build the system.
While we continue to wait for a coherent national plan to navigate this pandemic, states like Massachusetts are beginning to adopt their own public health plans to combat this virus––before it’s too late. https://t.co/Eb2Hz8H8vU
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 22, 2020