The Hill reports:
Former President Obama on Sunday called on voters to support Democratic nominee Joe Biden, sharing a tweet the former vice president posted on the same day in 2019 warning that President Trump was not prepared for a pandemic.
It was reported in March that the Obama administration had walked incoming Trump administration officials through a hypothetical scenario in which a pandemic worse than the 1918 flu shut down major cities.
The briefing on the hypothetical pandemic warned of scenarios that have since taken place during the coronavirus pandemic, including ventilator shortages. Biden’s initial tweet linked to a report by The Washington Post that warned 195 countries were unprepared for a possible pandemic, including the U.S.
Eight months into the pandemic, as new cases are breaking records, we need an administration that’s not going to wave the white flag. A year ago today, @JoeBiden was talking about the leadership we need to get prepared for a pandemic, and he’s got a plan to get it under control. https://t.co/A49pTJEQc9
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 25, 2020
We are not prepared for a pandemic. Trump has rolled back progress President Obama and I made to strengthen global health security. We need leadership that builds public trust, focuses on real threats, and mobilizes the world to stop outbreaks before they reach our shores. https://t.co/1qqpgayUEX
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 25, 2019
One year ago today, months before COVID-19 emerged, Joe Biden warned that Pres. Trump had no plan to face a pandemic pic.twitter.com/NCV4pPQgyt
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) October 25, 2020