Other actions that would have benefited the US response included not undermining the leading epidemiologist in the country and saying he's an idiot, being consistent in terms of masks and social distancing, not suggesting that this is some act of oppression, but rather a common sense thing to prevent people from getting sick. — Former President Barack Obama
Other actions that would have benefited the US response included not undermining the leading epidemiologist in the country and saying he's an idiot, being consistent in terms of masks and social distancing, not suggesting that this is some act of oppression, but rather a common sense thing to prevent people from getting sick. — Former President Barack Obama
Obama vented his frustration at the Trump administration's handing of the pandemic to Stephen Colbert, saying don't 'undermine the leading epidemiologist' and call him an 'idiot'
  • Without mentioning him by name, former President Barack Obama took jabs at President Donald Trump's handling of COVID-19 during an interview with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night.
  • Obama said that the US COVID-19 response could have done better by "preliminarily communicating effectively" and "respecting the science."
  • The former president also said it would have been helpful if the Trump administration was "not undermining the leading epidemiologist in the country and saying he's an idiot."