By Lee Moran – The former national security adviser said Trump is “clearly threatened” by what Obama stood for.
Former national security adviser Susan Rice on Wednesday suggested why President Donald Trump frequently attempts to blame his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, for his own administration’s failings.
“Everything that Obama stood for; decency, family values, unity, a country that stood tall and proud, not by dividing but by uniting, is the antithesis of who Donald Trump is,” she continued. “And he’s clearly threatened by it and he clearly likes to use Obama as a foil for all of his failures.”
Trump and his officials, who have been widely criticized for their slow and sloppy response to the crisis, were simply “not focused on the reality a pandemic was going to happen sometime,” she said, with the crisis developing at the same time as Trump’s trade deal with China and the high stock market.
“So they deflected and delayed and didn’t take the months of January and February to prepare as they must,” Rice added. “We have lost thousands of lives, and our economy is far worse off than it would otherwise have been had they been on this from day one.”
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