Obama Tells Americans to Stay Home For the Foreseeable Future After President Trump Says He Wants to Reopen the Country by Easter
Remember those daily press briefings Barack Obama gave in 2009 warning Americans to stay home during the swine flu pandemic?
Neither do we.
Over 60 million Americans got swine flu (h1n1) and over 12,000 Americans died yet there was no media hysteria.
Barack Obama popped off again on Wednesday and called on Americans to stay home for the foreseeable future and maintain social distancing.
Obama once again injected himself into the national conversation in what appears to be a rebuke to President Trump’s remarks during a Fox News town hall.
“I would love to have [the country] open by Easter,” Trump said on Tuesday. “It’s such an important day for other reasons.”
President Trump has also tweeted that the cure cannot be worse that the problem, suggesting he is gearing up to put Americans back to work soon.
The LameStream Media is the dominant force in trying to get me to keep our Country closed as long as possible in the hope that it will be detrimental to my election success. The real people want to get back to work ASAP. We will be stronger than ever before!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2020
Our people want to return to work. They will practice Social Distancing and all else, and Seniors will be watched over protectively & lovingly. We can do two things together. THE CURE CANNOT BE WORSE (by far) THAN THE PROBLEM! Congress MUST ACT NOW. We will come back strong!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 24, 2020
Obama should shut up and let President Trump lead the country during this pandemic.
These are the burdens our medical heroes already face in NYC. It’s only going to get harder across the country. Another reason to maintain social distancing policies at least until we have comprehensive testing in place. Not just for our sake—for theirs. https://t.co/bwNXhOPMYs
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 25, 2020