By Amechi Idumuebor, For Agenda Watchdog, May 10, 2020
(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – President Donald trump’s handling of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been carpeted by Former first black President of the United States, Barack Obama, who called it an “absolute chaotic disaster.”
Obama in a leaked web call with former members of his administration, condemned Trump’s stereotyped, parochial and selfish mindset which he said had coloured America’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.
According to the former president: “What we’re fighting against is these long-term trends in which being selfish, being tribal, being divided, and seeing others as an enemy — that has become a stronger impulse in American life”.
“It’s part of the reason why the response to this global crisis has been so anemic and spotty”.
“It would have been bad even with the best of governments. It has been an absolute chaotic disaster when that mindset — of ‘what’s in it for me’ and ‘to heck with everybody else’ — when that mindset is operationalized in our government”.
Trump has received flaks from both home and abroad for his generally poor response to a virus that has infected over a million Americans and caused approximately 77, 000 fatalities, making the U.S the world’s epicenter of the dreaded virus.