Barack Obama Just Eviscerated Trump's Entire Pandemic Response in One Tweet Without Even Mentioning Trump's Name

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After providing misinformation in several press conferences and briefings—including deadly inaccurate medical advice—President Donald Trump's response to the global pandemic is drawing criticism from around the world.

Now with the Trump administration's push to end social distancing efforts in order to boost the economy—and profits at Trump Organization businesses—experts in public health and epidemiology are urging the public to make good choices despite the GOP backing Trump's play.


A new expert entered the conversation Wednesday. Only this expert knows how to be a President who thinks of the well-being of the people of the United States over profits for big businesses.

President Barack Obama shared an article detailing the public health crisis playing out in the United States largest city right now on Twitter Wednesday morning.

Obama captioned the post:

"These are the burdens our medical heroes already face in NYC. It's only going to get harder across the country."
"Another reason to maintain social distancing policies at least until we have comprehensive testing in place."
"Not just for our sake—for theirs."


Despite never mentioning Trump, many saw the post as a clear indictment by the 44th President of the 45th President's failure to properly address the global pandemic.


Some offered their own solutions, like encouraging people to use telemedicine.


Of course, Trump does have his fans who will attack anyone who doesn't show proper fealty, including someone offering medical help during a public health crisis.


But the majority of responses were decidedly not fans of President Trump's pandemic performance.


People asked for guidance from former Presidents during this time of unease.



And one person suggested the type of social distancing that would benefit people the most.

Experts in public health and infectious diseases recommend social distancing for all people, frequent hand washing, wiping down with antiseptics of frequently touched surfaces, avoiding touching your face when you are out in public and self isolation or quarantine if you think you have been exposed to the virus.

While the Trump administration and their Republican allies are pushing people to return to work, for schools to reopen and for business to return to normal by March 30, people need to decide whose advice will protect their life and the lives of their loved ones.

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As more information becomes available regarding the virus that's caused a public health crisis in the United States, officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have urged Americans in hard-hit areas to begin wearing cloth masks to cover their faces.

Unlike medical professionals, who need N95 masks (of which there is a shortage) when treating virus patients, average Americans can wear makeshift cloth masks that block the saliva droplets through which the virus is spread.

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Given President Donald Trump's propensity for lying and his administration's constant misinformation regarding the current global pandemic, Americans across the country have become selective about which sources they deem as credible in seeking potentially lifesaving information in the face of a national health crisis.

Iowa's Republican governor, Kim Reynolds, is in stark disagreement with most Americans on whom to trust regarding measures designed to curb the virus.

Iowa is one of a few states that still has yet to issue a stay-at-home order to slow the virus's spread. Reynolds has resisted taking the step despite a unanimous recommendation from the Iowa Board of Medicine to do so.

National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director Dr. Anthony Fauci recently said that all states should institute these orders.

Reynolds's response was...telling.

After calling stay-at-home orders a "divisive issue," the governor said:

"I would say that maybe [Fauci] doesn't have all the information"

Fauci has quickly become one of the most notable figures in the pandemic's response, and one of the few officials in President Donald Trump's virus task force that Americans widely trust to deliver accurate information. He's been an integral part of curbing health crises from the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States to Avian Flu to H1N1 and more.

If Fauci doesn't have all the information, then the country is—for lack of a better word—completely screwed.

People were appalled at the governor's defense.





It's safe to say that Fauci has more information and experience in these situations than any governor in the nation—including Reynolds.



The death toll in the United States from the virus recently surpassed 6000.

Information saves lives. Ignorance endangers them.

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In the face of the global pandemic that's killed over 5000 Americans, President Donald Trump is still expressing reluctance to employ federal powers to assist states hardest hit by the virus.

Among the most urgent of obstacles some governors are facing is a shortage of crucial medical equipment—including ventilators—often needed to treat the highly contagious respiratory virus.

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Because the virus originated in Wuhan, China, anti-Chinese hysteria has sprouted up across the country. These racist flames have only been stoked by President Donald Trump, whose insistence on calling it "Chinese virus" corresponded with an uptick in hate crimes and harassment of Asian Americans across the across the United States, regardless of their country of origin or ancestry.

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Even in the face of a national health crisis that threatens hundreds of thousands of American lives, President Donald Trump has consistently signaled that he's incapable of rising to the urgency of the moment, choosing instead to pick fights with governors over Twitter and to brag about the ratings of his press briefings.

That string of behavior continued with a letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), which read more like one of the President's Twitter screeds than a letter from the President of the United States.

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The internet is flooded with messages of support for Navy Captain Brett Crozier, who commands the 5000 person crew of the Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier that was recently forced to dock in Guam.

Crozier sent a letter to the Navy this week begging for additional supplies and resources to aid the 93 people on the Roosevelt who tested positive for the virus that's become a global pandemic, as well as facilities for the additional 1000 people who need to be quarantined.

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