Shock: In ‘private call,’ Obama levels blistering criticism of Trump response to coronavirus

Shock: In ‘private call,’ Obama levels blistering criticism of Trump response to coronavirus
Barack Obama portrait (detail), Kehinde Wiley, 2018. (Image via CNN)

[Ed. – “Private call” with his political cohort.  Who could have seen this coming?  It puts things in a whole new light!  Thank goodness for this new insight.]

Former President Obama during a private call on Friday night with his former aides tore into the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus crisis, calling it an “absolute chaotic disaster.”

The blistering assessment, confirmed to CNN by three former Obama administration officials, came on a call intended to encourage members of the Obama Alumni Association to engage with former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign.

“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,” Obama said, according to CNN. “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.”

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