Corona pandemic: Obama reappears and accuses Trump and team

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03:18 am

Wednesday 01 April 2020

Washington (AFP)
On Tuesday, former US President Barack Obama made a veiled criticism of his successor, Donald Trump, saying that the Republican team “denied the warnings” of the Covid-19 pandemic and warned against ignoring the repercussions of climate change.

Obama resorted to social media to pass his criticism after the Trump administration ended work with criteria set during the Democratic presidential term related to vehicle fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions to slow climate change.

“We all saw with great fear the consequences of those who denied warnings of a pandemic,” Obama wrote on Twitter.

“We cannot afford more of the consequences of denying climate change. All of us, especially young people, must demand our government for the best at all levels, and elections this fall,” he added.

The Trump administration has faced harsh criticism for ignoring early warnings about the outbreak of the virus, especially after the number of deaths began to rise in countries such as China and Italy.

The United States has recorded more than 165,000 confirmed infections so far, the Corona virus, and it is the world leader in terms of the number of infected people, and the number of virus deaths reached 3400 people, which is more than the official death toll in China.

Obamas tweet included a link to an article on Trump’s new emissions standards.

In a statement, Minister of Transport Eileen Chao said that the Environmental Protection Agency and the Ministry of Transport will withdraw “costly and unenforceable fuel economy standards and emissions.”

Until now, Obama has rarely participated in the 2020 presidential election campaigns that includes his former vice president Joe Biden as the favorite to win the Democratic nomination card to face Trump, and he has not endorsed any Democratic candidate even before the competition between Biden and Bernie Sanders is restricted.





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