View’ co-host says Trump has ‘obsession’ with Obama: ‘Will never be as smart as him’
Wednesday on ABC’s “The View,” co-host and network legal analyst Sunny Hostin said President Donald Trump was obsessed with former President Barack Obama because he would never be “as smart” or “as successful.”
While the panel was discussing Trump blaming the former administration for a lack of medical supplies in the national stockpile, Hostin said, “Well, it’s not a surprise that he tried to blame President Obama, and President Obama’s administration because he has this obsession with President Obama. I mean, he’ll 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.”
She was commenting on why President Trump seemed to blame former President Obama for the government’s lack of preparedness in dealing with a pandemic.
“The last administration left us nothing,” Trump told ABC’s David Muir.
“We didn’t have ventilators, we didn’t have medical equipment, we didn’t have testing, the tests were broken — you saw that. We had broken tests. They left us nothing, and we’ve taken it and we have built an incredible stockpile.”
“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 … the testing was way behind.”
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg also defended Obama, saying that Trump was to blame for not “prioritizing” preparations for a pandemic. She added that Trump inherited a “pretty damn good economy.”
“It was in good stead when you entered in, and you kind of got rid of a lot of jobs for people who could actually have helped us prepare for all of this.”