Former US President Barack Obama has sharply criticized his successor Donald Trump over his response to the coronavirus epidemic, calling it a "chaotic disaster," writes Reuters
"It would have been bad even with the best of government. 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." – Obama said
His remarks were made while encouraging former staff to work for Joe Biden's presidential election team.
The coming up election is so important because what we're going to be battling is not just a particular individual or a political party, but 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, Obama said.