In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the United States, President Donald Trump's leadership—or lack thereof—has been anything but reassuring.
The President spent weeks of precious time dismissing the virus as a "hoax," his administration bungled a rollout of crucial testing kits, and his response team to the growing health crisis leaves a lot to be desired.
His petty behavior hasn't changed either.
Even as millions of Americans looking for a leader in a tumultuous time, the President has done little to change his petty behavior.
In the past 24 hours, the President has tweeted no fewer than 50 times, calling the governor of Michigan a "failed governor" and the New York Times a "disgrace to journalism."
Meanwhile, former President Barack Obama has been leading by example, including a recent tweet in which he praised the healthcare professionals working tirelessly to curb the spread of the virus.
We owe a profound debt of gratitude to all our health professionals and everybody who’ll be on the front lines of t… https://t.co/pLJkvANSdr— Barack Obama (@Barack Obama)1584463778.0
Obama retweeted the story of Dr. Rachel Patzer, whose spouse is an emergency physician treating those infected with COVID-19. Her family made the difficult decision to isolate him in their garage apartment for the safety of their children.
Thousands of healthcare workers across the country are facing decisions like these, and the former President's words reminded people just how much they miss him.
Compassion, strength & leadership. I miss this man, now more than ever. https://t.co/5HkGmopXw3— Woman In The Moon (@Woman In The Moon)1584466030.0
We miss you. https://t.co/E3ULjSFACv— S Watson (@S Watson)1584482481.0
We miss you Prez Obama. You knew & know exactly what to say and how to care for everyone. Not once did you complai… https://t.co/KDIc7EMecL— Gayle (@Gayle)1584465657.0
God I miss this man. https://t.co/FPIs4VUvOh— ally 🌿 (@ally 🌿)1584480783.0
Others echoed Obama's appreciation for healthcare workers.
In times of crisis, we tend to see what people are made of. Today we are seeing the best. I truly respect & am gr… https://t.co/f3c1UUPo26— Andrew Cuomo (@Andrew Cuomo)1584130844.0
To all the healthcare professionals who are working extra hard right now and putting their life at risk, we appreci… https://t.co/pcjK8d1vrw— Vex King (@Vex King)1584087723.0
SHOUTOUT TO ALL THE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS GRINDING!!! DOCTORS, PHYSICIANS ASSISTANTS, NURSES, OT,PT, SLPS, NURSI… https://t.co/I1rN7hou7C— Meredith Grey (@Meredith Grey)1584378515.0
I feel for healthcare professionals across the globe. While people are doing what they can to avoid exposure to cov… https://t.co/OySJXTlsVF— TONI TONE (@TONI TONE)1584011607.0
One way you can help healthcare professionals is by staying at home, lessening the chance of exposure to the virus. If everyone does this, we can be sure medical facilities won't become overwhelmed.