Sunny Hostin of ABC’s “The View,” said that President Trump was obsessed with Obama because he’ll never be as smart or elegant or successful.
Hostin: No Surprise The President “Tried to Blame Obama”
While on a segment discussing President Trump’s accusation that the Obama administration had left the country lacking in crucial medical supplies, Hostin said it wasn’t “a surprise that he tried to blame President Obama, and President Obama’s administration because he has this obsession with President Obama.” Hostin argued that President Trump will “never be as smart as President Obama or as elegant or eloquent, you know, or as successful. He’ll never look as good in a tan suit. So he, of course, tried to do that.”
Hostin continued her attack on the President, saying it was “fascinating” that “he somehow implied that he got that test from President Obama’s administration, but what was bizarre was, you know, there weren’t any tests for the coronavirus coming out of the Obama administration”:
The tests that initially came out for the coronavirus came out under the Trump administration, and those tests were mandated to be made by the CDC by the Trump administration. The CDC never really is in the business of making testing kits for the coronavirus, and so those testing kits were faulty. Those testing kits were problematic, and because of the Trump administration’s decision to have the CDC make those testing kits, Whoopi, the testing was way behind. So as of, I think, March 29th, we only had about 855,000 people tested when Johns Hopkins and other reputable institutions are saying we need to be testing 5 million people a day. So it falls squarely, again, on the Trump administration’s shoulders, not the Obama administration’s shoulders. Okay?
Classic Liberal Reaction To The President!
This is, of course, a classic liberal reaction, in which they get all hung up on one small thing the President says without taking a look at the wider picture. They ignore that the Obama administration absolutely left this country unprepared for the next pandemic. As just one example, they left the stocks of N95 masks completely depleted after the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, despite them being strongly adivsed to do so.
Charles Johnson, president of the International Safety Equipment Association, said that “our association is unaware of any major effort to restore the stockpile to cover that drawdown.” The outbreak “caused a 2- to 3-year backlog orders for the N95 variety,” Bloomberg News noted, adding that”“the stockpile distributed about three-quarters of its inventory and didn’t build back the supply.”
Perhaps Hostin should do some more research into the facts rather than simply attack President Trump every chance she gets!