His first term in office is nearly complete, but President Donald Trump still hasn't stopped blaming his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, for even the smallest things—such as poor air conditioning in the White House.
Friday morning was no different when Trump took to Twitter blaming Obama for changes at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that he says made it harder to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the highly contagious strand of coronavirus spreading throughout the United States and the rest of the world.
This comes hardly a week after Trump blamed Obama for the CDC's bungled coronavirus testing rollout.
Trump claimed the CDC's operations were "looked at" for decades.
For decades the @CDCgov looked at, and studied, its testing system, but did nothing about it. It would always be i… https://t.co/1eGZl22Znm— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1584094937.0
.... Their response to H1N1 Swine Flu was a full scale disaster, with thousands dying, and nothing meaningful done… https://t.co/CQBX8bRmMj— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1584094939.0
Trump himself gutted the CDC's pandemic response team in 2018 in hopes of cutting costs. The team was highly qualified to tackle the very threat the United States faces today.
Now, Trump's son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner is one of the officials overseeing the administration's response.
Despite having numerous health agencies at his disposal, Kushner asked his sister-in-law's father, Dr. Kurt Kloss, for advice on how to handle the situation. Kloss posted in a 22,000 member Facebook group for doctors asking for input and saying he had a direct channel to the White House.
With Trump's gutting of the CDC and his botched handling of the coronavirus crisis, people weren't here for Trump blaming Obama.
If the @BarackObama Administration made testing harder how did we manage to test 1 million people within the first… https://t.co/IHdTL2bL6M— Valerie Jarrett (@Valerie Jarrett)1584112445.0
@realDonaldTrump @CDCgov You -- not the CDC and Obama -- are responsible for the severe health & economic consequen… https://t.co/Jv2bGeS1H9— Christopher C. Alberto (@Christopher C. Alberto)1584104665.0
The guy who fired the Pandemic Response team set up by Obama is now blaming the CDC and Obama. You vote stupid. You… https://t.co/6iCzZYviv0— Steffi (@Steffi)1584101235.0
So now he's blaming the CDC and Obama Yesterday he blamed the EU Last week he blamed the Democrats Then he called i… https://t.co/8lz5C9FhO9— Lin (@Lin)1584095672.0
@realDonaldTrump Way to start the morning ...blaming the cdc and Obama. What we need is leadership and you failed.… https://t.co/J9RTCm7EHu— Kimberly Orner Rauch (@Kimberly Orner Rauch)1584097311.0
Though he's not in office anymore, Obama has shown more leadership on Twitter during the crisis than Trump.
If you’re wondering whether it’s an overreaction to cancel large gatherings and public events (and I love basketbal… https://t.co/pdcJudIFXu— Barack Obama (@Barack Obama)1584054056.0
Helpful guidance from the President https://t.co/ectyPOYz6A— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence O'Donnell)1584054338.0
President Obama is still out here presidenting better than #YallsPresident when he could be out here enjoying retir… https://t.co/CqO4KEWgkZ— BlackWomenViews (@BlackWomenViews)1584056631.0
We are at the point where our former President is doing the job of Trump https://t.co/HkGCwEXUCA— P A C E (@P A C E)1584107208.0
Stay safe, everyone.