(PoliticalLookout.Com)- Former President Barack Obama has been pretty silent on the state of the Democratic presidential primaries, but he isn’t keeping quiet about President Trump and the coronavirus.
Even though President Trump is beating Obama’s approval rating records during times of crisis, Obama couldn’t help but chime in and make an utterly perplexing comparison between the coronavirus and climate change. Obama even criticized Trump for not moving forward with a climate initiative, as if that’s the main thing people are worried about right now.
“We’ve seen all too terribly the consequences of those who denied warnings of a pandemic,” Obama wrote in a tweet on Tuesday. “We can’t afford any more consequences of climate denial. All of us, especially young people, have to demand better of our government at every level and vote this fall.”
It’s interesting how Obama implies that President Trump didn’t take the pandemic seriously when at every turn his administration has taken the advice of experts and acted on that advice. It’s easy for Obama, and presumed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, to criticize Trump when they’re not the ones in the hot seats.
When they were in the hot seats, between 2008 and 2016, neither of them took the initiative to stock up on essential medical equipment and supplies despite seeing two virus outbreaks. In 2009 the world suffered the Swine Flu outbreak, and in 2014, Ebola. In both cases, neither President Barack Obama or Vice President Joe Biden chose to protect America’s future.
We’ve seen all too terribly the consequences of those who denied warnings of a pandemic. We can’t afford any more consequences of climate denial. All of us, especially young people, have to demand better of our government at every level and vote this fall. https://t.co/K8Ucu7iVDK
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 31, 2020
The smugness is unbearable, isn’t it?
On Tuesday, President Trump announced that his administration would begin rolling back emissions standard regulation put in place under the Obama administration. The intention, Trump said, was to make it cheaper for Americans to purchase cars.
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao told NPR that the move would make it possible for more American families to buy “newer, safer, and cleaner vehicles.”