Written By- @pistolwhippedya
In this week’s episode of White House foolery, Trump dared to place blame on Forever president Barack Obama and his administration for the current government’s inability to accurately test COVID-19.
The man that believed the pandemic was a hoax, questioned the possibility of using disinfectants in our bodies, and consistently dismisses overt racism to help his friends, has blamed Obama for the government’s “broken test” system, a system that was “passed along” to his administration.
To give you a brief history lesson, CNN reported on Obama’s 2014 speech, where he warned America and its leaders of the likelihood of an upcoming pandemic and urged the need for the U.S. to put its partisan differences to prepare. In 2016, President Obama did his part in creating the National Security Council-a pandemic preparedness team, that Trump dismantled two years later. And although this information is readily available, Trump still proclaims we were ALL “blindsided” by the Coronavirus.
Anyone that watches the weekly conferences probably does so at the edge of their seat. It is overwhelmingly frustrating to witness Trump’s natural instincts to lie and/or become irately defensive. Even when reporters quote him word for word, he righteously claims his comments were “taken out of context” or boldly disowns his video-recorded statements entirely.
VOX.com reports why we can put aside the idea that reporters can rephrase their questions in a way that will expose Donald’s falsehoods. This week’s conference shows evidence of why that idea isn’t so easy for them to do.
CNN reporter Jim Acosta asked for an explanation after Trump alleged, “The last administration left us nothing. We started off with bad, broken tests, and obsolete tests.”
“You say ‘broken tests’ — it’s a new virus, so how could the tests be broken?” Acosta asked. Clearly, the question was obvious enough that Donald’s allegations made no sense at all, but per usual, Trump proceeded to plead his position that the blame was on those in the office before him; Never answering Acosta’s question.
“We had broken tests. We had tests that were obsolete. We had tests that didn’t take care of people,” he continued, later adding in criticism to Obama and Vice President Joe Biden’s handling of the 2009 H1N1 flu that claimed the lives of 12,500 Americans. As of today, COVID-19 has a death poll of more than 61,000.
The mind-blowing part is the ridiculousness of how candidly Trump is willing to place the blame on his predecessor. COVID-19 did not exist until 2019 and did not enter the States until January 2020. How can Trump blame President Obama when the preventive measures Obama put in place were destroyed at his hands?
However, to those that don’t like to face the truth, his approach may seem logical and reasonable. Perhaps it’s easier for Trump to point fingers than face the world and admit that he failed to provide an adequate testing system at the beginning of the pandemic, the time when Americans needed it the most. Instead of “Making America Great Again,” he profoundly failed it.
It is a sad time when the face of the country cannot provide valid information to citizens or behave appropriately.
It’s a lose/lose situation for reporters as well as many Americans when you have Trump as the head person in charge.
From one American to another, be mindful of the news you consumed and vigilant of what you are told.
.@Acosta: You say you had "broken tests" from Obama — the coronavirus is a new virus, so how could the tests be broken?
TRUMP: "We have broken tests. We had tests that were obsolete. We had tests that didn't take care of people." (None of this makes sense.) pic.twitter.com/r7oobJNFU2
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 30, 2020