Obama Upstages Trump Again With Wednesday Coronavirus Message


President Donald Trump has been largely struggling through the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak in the United States. After initially claiming that concern over the spreading illness was a “hoax,” he admitted that there was a problem and formally declared a national emergency — but now, he’s promptly resorted to insisting that the economy should largely re-open, no matter the carnage that seems likely to ensue if the virus spreads unchecked when people intermingle. This Wednesday morning, former President Barack Obama drew attention to those actually on the front lines of the virus fight and insisted that protections must be left in place.

Linking to a story from The New Yorker, Obama commented:

‘These are the burdens our medical heroes already face in NYC. It’s only going to get harder across the country. Another reason to maintain social distancing policies at least until we have comprehensive testing in place. Not just for our sake—for theirs.’

The virus has hit New York City especially hard, but as the spread progresses, other hotspots may emerge elsewhere in the U.S. Just this week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo offered his own example of the dire straits that other locales may soon find themselves in. He commented at a press conference:

‘FEMA says ‘we’re sending 400 ventilators.’ Really? What am I going to do with 400 ventilators when I need 30,000? You pick the 26,000 who are going to die because you only sent 400 ventilators.’

They’re struggling to come up with needed supplies to deal with the onslaught of patients. Nationally, the U.S. passed 200 Coronavirus deaths in a single day for the first time on Tuesday — and yet, Trump is still harping on about re-opening the economy anyway.

Check out Twitter’s response to Obama…