Barack Obama lashed out at President Donald Trump once again on Tuesday, this time targeting his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
During a drive-in campaign rally for his former Vice President Joe Biden in Orlando, Florida, Obama let loose on his successor, holding nothing back.
“What’s his closing argument? That people are too focused on COVID,” Obama said.”He said this at one of his rallies. ‘COVID, COVID, COVID,’ he’s complaining. He’s jealous of COVID’s media coverage.”
The former president even stooped so low as to bring up the fact that President Trump, his family, and several top White House officials tested positive for coronavirus earlier this month.
“Let me say this: I lived in the White House for awhile,” Obama said at today’s rally. “You know, it’s a controlled environment. You can take some preventive measures in the White House to avoid getting sick. Except, this guy can’t seem to do it. He’s turned the White House into a hot zone.”
Obama went on to reference comments made by White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, who said on Sunday that we can’t control the virus and must instead focus on finding a vaccine.
“Listen, winter is coming,” the former president said, according to The Hill. “They’re waving the white flag of surrender. Florida, we can’t afford four more years of this.”
“If we were focused on Covid now, the White House wouldn't be having its second outbreak in a month,” Barack Obama says to Orlando voters, adding that President Trump has "turned the White House into a hot zone” pic.twitter.com/R3RABEi9WB
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) October 27, 2020
Obama also warned the attendees of the rally against voter apathy, saying “don’t boo, vote” over and over as the leftists tried to loudly bash Trump.
This comes as Obama has spent the past few days attacking Trump on the campaign trail for Biden, ignoring the long-standing tradition in this country that former presidents do not publicly attack their successors.
Trump fired back at Obama’s latest comments on Twitter after he learned that Fox News was broadcasting the former president’s speech.
“Now @FoxNews is playing Obama’s no crowd, fake speech for Biden, a man he could barely endorse because he couldn’t believe he won,” Trump tweeted. Also, I PREPAID many Millions of Dollars in Taxes.”
Now @FoxNews is playing Obama’s no crowd, fake speech for Biden, a man he could barely endorse because he couldn’t believe he won. Also, I PREPAID many Millions of Dollars in Taxes.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 27, 2020