Former President Barack Obama took a shot at his successor, President Donald Trump, on Wednesday while touting his own administration’s handling of the swine flu pandemic.
In an appearance on the Crooked Media “Pod Save America” podcast, Obama engaged in some revisionist history while discussing his and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s handling of the 2009-2010 H1N1 pandemic.
Obama told the podcast’s host — his former speechwriter, Jon Favreau — that minority and young voters should avoid voting for the president’s re-election.
In his appeal to these voters, Obama favorably compared his administration’s handling of the H1N1 outbreak with Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Well, let’s take some examples just from this year. We know that COVID-19 disproportionately affects minorities. So those voters you just described, they’ve got a member of their family who may have been killed by COVID or disabled by COVID,” he said, according to a