Obama Advocates For Americans Amidst COVID-19

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Amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump has largely struggled to come up with any comprehensive response to the deadly virus outbreak. Recently, he’s insisted that it’s not even his responsibility to do so, claiming that states should be the ones to develop their own Coronavirus testing capacities. This week on Twitter, former President Barack Obama stepped in with the reminder that there must be leadership on developing testing capacity for any kind of sustainable and safe way forward from the thicket of the Coronavirus crisis.

Obama tweeted:

‘If we want life to approach anything like normal anytime soon, we need a comprehensive testing program. It’s not going to be cheap, but it will ultimately pay off many times over in saved lives, saved businesses, and saved jobs.’

Trump has occupied his own time with increasingly ridiculous rabbit trails like his claim this past week that injecting household disinfectants might be a good Coronavirus treatment path to pursue. If anyone did inject or otherwise consume those disinfectants, they’d be poisoned, and after backlash, Trump claimed that he was just being sarcastic, but there’s no evidence for this from the original briefing, in which Trump discussed the household disinfectant as treatment idea over and over again in total seriousness. Shortly before Trump’s sarcasm excuse, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany even issued a defense for Trump that took the seriousness of his words as a given.

This week, Obama also called attention to the structural racism-induced problems for marginalized communities in the U.S. that have emerged even more sharply amidst the pandemic. Structural racism includes problems like effective medical, social, and even career advancement resources only existing in white-majority communities.

Obama shared:

‘This pandemic has painfully brought to the surface many of the reasons I launched @MBK_Alliance —structural racism robs too many of our kids of their futures. The leaders on today’s call aren’t just tackling this crisis; they’re helping us build a more equitable future for all.’

The notion, of course, that Trump would attempt to build a “more equitable future for all” is simply ludicrous. He’s far too focused on whining about the media to attend to any concern at all along those lines.

Check out Twitter’s response below…

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