The 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama said that Donald Trump’s presidency had failed to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously. This was conveyed by Obama in a campaign to provide support to Joe Biden whom he called ‘brother’. Obama, who referred to Trump as incompetent in dealing with the pandemic.
The statement was made after the US recorded a record jump of more than 99 thousand new corona cases on Friday (30/10). It was only a few days before the election.
Instead of focusing on dealing with the pandemic, Obama mocked Trump, who emphasized the number of masses present in his campaign so far.
“Didn’t anyone come to his birthday party when he was a kid? Was he traumatized ?,” Obama said with a mocking tone, quoting from Bloomberg.
“This country is experiencing a pandemic. That should not be what [the mass campaign] you are worried about,” he added.
Biden also criticised Trump
Not only that, Biden also mocked Trump by calling him a ‘macho man’. Trump on one occasion said he would beat Biden if given the opportunity. And also advised him to wear sunglasses to cover up “eye surgery”.
When you were in middle school, didn’t you want to take pictures ?,” Biden sneered.
“We are going to beat this virus and get it under control and the first step to do that is to beat Donald Trump,” said Biden.
Biden’s campaign team said Obama was the most valuable campaign asset in the run-up to the vote that could energize the non-white voters that Democrats hope to beat Trump.
Obama is scheduled to continue his campaign in Florida and Georgia on Monday (2/11). Meanwhile Biden is scheduled to end his campaign on Monday in Pennsylvania, the state where he was born.
In the 2016 election, Trump won the dominant vote in Michigan. Last week Trump launched a campaign in Lansing, Michigan in an attempt to win back the hearts of his supporters.
Associated Press calculations noted, as of Saturday (31/10), nearly 92 million voters have cast ballots nationwide. It is estimated that tens of millions of votes will be cast by the time the polls close on Tuesday (3/11) night