Trump Blames “Very Detrimental” Obama Decision For Slow Coronavirus Response

President Donald Trump has deflected criticism his administration has been facing over its coronavirus response onto former President Barack Obama.

On Wednesday, President Trump spoke to press in the White House about how his solution for the coronavirus in America.

“The Obama administration made a decision on testing that turned out to be very detrimental to what we’re doing, and we undid that decision a few days ago so that testing can take place in a much more accurate and rapid fashion,” he said.

“It was not entirely clear what he was referring to,” wrote Peter Baker and Sheila Kaplan for the New York Times. “Health experts and veterans of the government during Mr. Obama’s presidency said they were unaware of any policy or rule changes during the last administration that would have affected the way the Food and Drug Administration approved tests during the current crisis.”

Baker and Kaplan went on to add that if such a policy change did occur, President Trump’s administration had over three years to “change the rules” and that Trump had in fact dismantled “a White House effort set up by Mr. Obama to respond to global health emergencies.”

As Trump’s comments made the rounds on Twitter, many saw it as another instance of the president deflecting blame onto his detractors.

Many people pointed out that Donald Trump has been president for three years and it’s time to stop blaming Obama every time he faces criticism.

Anyway, wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze and stay home if you don’t feel well.