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Washington, May 10 (Canadian-Media): United States President Donald Trump was harshly criticized for his chaotic handling of the coronavirus pandemic by former U.S. president Barack Obama during his conversation with the ex members of his administration on Friday, media reports said.
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"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...when that mindset is operationalized in our government", Obama was reported to have said according to Yahoo News.
Death of more than 78,600 people with COVID-19 in the United States and more than 1.3 million tested-positive was revealed by the latest estimates from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
Trump's contention that his administration inherited a broken system and a broken test from Obama's is reportedly false, since the novel coronavirus did not exist until late last year.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had in fact struggled to develop its own test in January only to discover problems in its kits in February.
Although after he and his administration were repeatedly disparaged by Trump on Twitter, Obama has generally kept a low profile on current political events.
But his Friday's call is an indication of his intention to play an active role in the coming election.
He also urged his supporters to back his former vice-president, Joe Biden, who is trying to unseat Trump in the Nov. 3 election and added that he himself would spend as much time as necessary to campaign for Biden.