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Obama highlights Biden's tweet from a year ago warning Trump wasn't ready for pandemic

Added 10-25-20 06:57:02pm EST - “Former President Obama on Sunday called on voters to support Democratic nominee Joe Biden, sharing a tweet? the former vice president posted on the same day in 2019 warning that President Trump was not prepared for a pandemic.?” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Obama highlights Biden's tweet from a year ago warning Trump wasn't ready for pandemic”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Former President Obama on Sunday called on voters to support Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenObama slams Trump in Miami: 'Florida Man wouldn't even do this stuff' Trump makes his case in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin Brad Pitt narrates Biden ad airing during World Series MORE, sharing a tweet the former vice president posted on the same day in 2019 warning that President TrumpDonald John TrumpObama slams Trump in Miami: 'Florida Man wouldn't even do this stuff' Trump makes his case in North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin Pence's chief of staff tests positive for COVID-19 MORE was not prepared for a pandemic. 

In the 2019 tweet, which came far before the coronavirus pandemic was on Americans' radar, Biden wrote, "We are not prepared for a pandemic. Trump has rolled back progress President Obama and I made to strengthen global health security. We need leadership that builds public trust, focuses on real threats, and mobilizes the world to stop outbreaks before they reach our shores."

Eight months into the pandemic, as new cases are breaking records, we need an administration that’s not going to wave the white flag. A year ago today, @JoeBiden was talking about the leadership we need to get prepared for a pandemic, and he’s got a plan to get it under control. https://t.co/A49pTJEQc9

Biden's initial tweet linked to a report by The Washington Post that warned 195 countries were unprepared for a possible pandemic, including the U.S. 

The Post cited former national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonJohn Kelly called Trump 'the most flawed person' he's ever met: report Bolton: North Korea 'more dangerous now' Demand for Trump-related titles sparks expected record year for political books MORE's decision under Trump to disband a unit on global health security and biodefense as one reason the U.S. score on pandemic preparedness was not ideal. The global health team was created under Obama and Biden in response to the Ebola pandemic. 

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