The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has returned this Sunday to respond to his predecessor, Barack Obama, whom he has described as “incompetent” and “corrupt”, after the criticism received a day before for his management of the pandemic for part of the previous tenant of the White House.
“Look, he was an incompetent president, that’s all I can say. Terribly incompetent,” Trump said during an interview with Fox News, where he has once again defended his management of the health crisis.
However, through his Twitter account, Trump has added that “the Obama Administration is one of the most corrupt and incompetent in the history of the United States,” and has remarked that if he is in the White House it is because of the former president. Democrat and ‘Lazy Joe’, referring to former Vice President and current Presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Obama criticized Trump and his team again on Saturday, saying “they are not even trying to pretend they know what they are doing,” during a conference call on the educational advancements of the black community.
It is not the first time that Obama criticizes Trump, days ago he called the current president’s administration “an absolute chaotic disaster”, accusing him of being “selfish” and of maintaining a “tribal” attitude when looking for enemies and making all of it the “Strongest Momentum in American Life”.
In turn, during the interview, President Trump has again insisted on holding China responsible for the pandemic and has claimed to have “a lot of information” about the Wuhan laboratory, from which the Chinese authorities have allegedly released the virus.
Once again, he has persisted in accusing China of negligence, since “I may have kept the virus under control”, and he has blamed them for having spread the pandemic, since “they did not let anyone in, but they did go out to other countries, including The United States “, that’s why, he said,” Europe is a disaster, look at Russia, it is experiencing difficult times. “
Also, the magnate has announced that they do not plan to renegotiate phase one of the trade agreement signed at the beginning of the year with China and said that despite having “a very good relationship” with Chinese President Xi Jinping, “right now” no wants to talk to him.
“HISTORICAL” RESPONSE AGAINST CORONAVIRUS
For his part, the Secretary of Health and Human Services of the United States, Alex Azar, has described as “historical” the response to the pandemic given by the Donald Trump government and has blamed the large number of deaths on the “highest profiles of risk “that exist in certain communities and population centers.
In turn, he explained that the acts of irresponsibility that have occurred in recent weeks by some citizens who have not followed the guidelines of social distancing “are part of the freedom” of the United States.
“In individual cases, you will see people doing things that are irresponsible, but that is part of the freedom that we have here in the United States,” Azar said.
Azar’s words contrast with those of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who criticized some citizens of the city after images of groups of people gathered outside bars and some locals were released.
“We are not going to tolerate people starting to meet. It is as simple as that. If we have to close places, we will,” warned the mayor of New York.
“If you start to form groups of people, you start with two, three, five and then it becomes six, it becomes ten, fifteen, which violates what we are saying about social distancing, putting lives in danger”, has said.
The United States is the country most affected by the new coronavirus pandemic with almost 1.5 million people infected and more than 89,500 dead, with New York being the most affected state with 335,000 cases and just over 28,100 deaths.