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The number of deaths due to Covid-19 in the US reached 80,000

Former US President Barack Obama has made a rare criticism of President Donald Trump’s Covid-19 pandemic response when the number of deaths from the epidemic here reached 80,000.

Former US President Barack Obama (Photo: Reuters)

According to data on the Worldometer website, as of May 9 pm local time, the number of Covid-19 deaths in the US officially reached 80,000, an increase of nearly 1,400 cases from the previous day. The number of new cases also increased by more than 24,000, bringing the total number of people with Covid-19 in the country to more than 1.34 million.

Forbes, citing three former officials in the Barack Obama administration, said Obama had made harsh criticism of the Trump administration’s pandemic response, calling it a “disaster.” absolute chaos. “

Obama said that this is a reminder of why strong government leadership is needed in a global crisis.

“The election is important because what we are dealing with is not just an individual or a political party. What we are dealing with are long-term trends, including selfishness, division, and consideration of others as enemies. That’s part of the reason why the response to this global crisis is so weak … This is a complete chaotic disaster, ”Mr. Obama said.

The 44th president of the United States said that was why he spent a lot of time supporting the election campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden, a potential Democratic candidate in the race to the White House. this year.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has dismissed Obama’s criticism. “President Trump’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic is unprecedented and has saved many Americans.”

According to Forbes

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