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Obama criticizes Trump’s handling of coronavirus pandemic

Former US President Barack Obama takes rare public swipe at Trump over coronavirus response (Photo Barack Obama/Facebook)

Barack Obama, former US President has criticised President Donald Trump’s way of handling the coronavirus crisis.

Without mentioning President Trump, Mr Obama tweeted: “We’ve seen all too terribly the consequences of those who denied warnings of a pandemic. We can’t afford any more consequences of climate denial. All of us, especially young people, have to demand better of our government at every level and vote this fall.”

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President Trump’s administration has been widely criticised for handling in a light manner the coronavirus outbreak which has crippled the U.S. economy. The virus has so far killed more than 3,100 people in the US by Tuesday.

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He initially downplayed the pandemic and even suggested opening up the economy by Easter. He has however announced that the strict social distancing guidelines will remain in place through April 30.

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