The former President, campaigning for Joe Biden, spoke publicly in Miami (Florida) in particular to criticize Donald Trump's management of the covid-19 pandemic.
Former US President Barack Obama on Saturday accused his successor Donald Trump of having "completely screwed up" in his management of Covid-19, during a rally in support of Democratic candidate Joe Biden in Miami, Florida. “Eight months after the start of this pandemic, the new cases are still breaking records,” he said.
"This pandemic would have been difficult to manage for any president", "but the idea that this White House did anything other than screw up completely is absurd," he added ten days before the presidential election November 3.
Hello, Florida! It's #VoteEarlyDay and we’re just 10 days away from this election. I want to see you make a plan today for how you’re going to get involved and vote. Let’s get to work. https://t.co/lq3jqYjrOX— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 24, 2020
In front of Floridians who came by car for this meeting in "drive-in" format, which punctuated his speech with honking, the first black president of the United States reproached the Republican billionaire for still not having a plan to fight the coronavirus.
"He doesn't even recognize that there is a problem"
"Donald Trump is not suddenly going to protect us. He is not even able to take the most basic precautions to protect himself", he quipped, three weeks after the hospitalization of the president-candidate who had contracted Covid-19. "He does not even recognize that there is a problem," added Barack Obama, in response to the ex-real estate mogul who again predicted Saturday, during a meeting in North Carolina, that 'we would no longer hear about the pandemic the day after the election.
This is the second meeting in a few days for the former Democratic president, of which Joe Biden was the vice-president. He called for the mobilization of his camp in Florida, a key state which voted for him in 2008 and 2012 but which Donald Trump won in 2016.
"You elected me twice, Florida. Now I ask you to elect Joe", he hammered.