US President jealous of COVID’s media coverage: Barack Obama

Vastavam web: President Donald Trump has turned jealous of COVID-19 media coverage, said former US president Barack Obama in his matter-of-factly speaking style Tuesday, accusing his successor of converting the White House into a “hot zone”. “He’s jealous of COVID’s media coverage!” remarked Obama at a drive-in election rally in Orlando city of Florida, one of the key battleground states.

Over the past few days, Obama, the most popular Democratic leader has been holding multiple election meetings in Florida. “If he had been focused on COVID from the beginning, cases would not be reaching new record highs ” he continued. Trump “turned the White House into a hot zone”, he said. “And over the weekend his chief of staff — and I’m quoting here, I’m not making this up — his chief of staff on a news program said, ‘We’re not going to control the pandemic.’ Yes, he did and yes, we noticed,” said Obama. Seeking vote for his vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, Obama said he will not “screw up testing”.

He’s not going to screw up testing, he’s not going to call scientists idiots, he’s not going to host super spreader events at the White House and then take it on a tour all over the country,” he alleged. In his remarks, Obama made a joke of Trump’s often boast that he’s the second-best president for Black America after Abraham Lincoln with an audience member yelling a big “BOO” at his remark. The ex-president pointed to comments made by Jared Kushner Monday on Fox & Friends.

Obama pointed to Amy Coney Barrett making it to the Supreme Court and brought back a previous rally cry: “Don’t boo – vote.” “Our current president — he whines that ’60 Minutes’ — is too tough. You think he’s gonna stand up to dictators? He thinks Lesley Stahl is a bully,” he said. Obama said Trump has suggested that the leaders of China, North Korea and Russia want him in office. “We know. We know because you’ve been giving them whatever you want. Of course, they want you to win. That’s not a good thing. You shouldn’t brag that some of our greatest adversaries want you in office,” he said.

Source: PTI