“Let me start by saying that we are in the middle of a big political struggle. We take it very seriously,” Obama said during a virtual fundraiser with Democratic Vice President nominee Kamala Harris for Biden-Harris. Campaign.
“We also extend our best wishes to the President of the United States, First Lady … Mitchell and I and others across the country who have been infected with Kovid-19 hope that they will receive the care they need,” Obama said.
Biden, who tested negative for the virus on Friday after attending the first presidential debate with Trump three days earlier, said Trump’s positive test for the coronavirus was a “bracing reminder” of the severity of the epidemic.
The Biden campaign, which is going with all-positive messages after the Trump test, is also pulling its negative statements on Friday, a campaign aide said. The aide said Trump had decided to pull negative statements before the White House announced Friday evening that he was going to Walter Reed Medical Center for several days.
“This is one reason why the response to this global crisis has been so anemic and spot on,” Obama said at the time. “It’s bad even with the best governments. That mentality – ‘what’s in it for me’ and ‘heck with everyone’ – that mentality is a completely chaotic disaster when it works in us. Government.”
“Looks good, is comfortable, what’s easy – how little kids think. Unfortunately, so-called adults, including some fancy titles and important jobs, still think that way – that’s why things are Obama,” he said.
CNN’s Eric Bradner, Sarah Mucha, Kate Sullivan and Maywe Reston contributed to the report.