On Tuesday, former US President Barack Obama made a covert jibe at his successor Donald Trump over the latter's handling of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic that has killed over 40,000 worldwide.
The novel coronavirus, that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan last December, has so far infected more than 8,00,000 people globally. The United States has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world with New York as its epicenter.
Following the Trump government's controversial decision to rollback on Obama-era vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards that were aimed at slowing global warming, Obama took to his social media account to chastise those who have “denied warnings” of the coronavirus pandemic.
“We’ve seen all too terribly the consequences of those who denied warnings of a pandemic,” the two-term Democrat tweeted.
“We can’t afford any more consequences of climate denial. All of us, especially young people, have to demand better of our government at every level and vote this fall.”
We've seen all too terribly the consequences of those who denied warnings of a pandemic. We can't afford any more consequences of climate denial. All of us, especially young people, have to demand better of our government at every level and vote this fall. https://t.co/K8Ucu7iVDK— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 31, 2020
As of Wednesday, the United States has more than 165,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, the most worldwide, and the US death toll has crossed 3,400 -- exceeding China’s official toll.