Appearing on CNN with Don Lemon, former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice said “I can only assume and infer that President Trump has some extraordinary insecurity in relation to Barack Obama.”
In the same interview Rice claimed Trump was “threatened by” former President Barack Obama’s “decency, family values.”
Rice also criticized the Trump pandemic response as a whole, telling Lemon “They were not focused on the reality that a pandemic was not just going to happen some time, but could happen any time. That’s why they were so flat-footed.”
They were not focused on the reality a pandemic was going to happen sometime but could happen any time. That’s why they were so flat flatfooted. It didn’t accord with the president’s new trade deal with China, everything being honky dory, the stock market being high, et cetera. So they deflected and delays and didn’t take the months of January and February to prepare as they must. We have lost thousands of lives, and our economy is far worse off than it had otherwise been — had they been on this from day one.
Why do you think he likes to make the former president the scapegoat and blame the former president and your administration on—for everything, really. Why is that?
I can only assume and infer that President Trump has some extraordinary insecurity in relation to Barack Obama. Everything that Obama stood for, decency, family values, unity, a country that stood tall and proud, not by dividing but by uniting, is the antithesis of who Donald Trump is. And he’s clearly threatened by it. And he clearly likes to use Obama as a foil for all of these failures.
But, you know, there is no covering up from the fact that this administration was not ready, wasn’t ready with the testing, wasn’t ready with the equipment, wasn’t ready with the orders to shut down the economy when that was necessary. And they’re making even bigger mistakes today as they give the governors and localities carte blanche to do whatever they want to do.
He takes no responsibility. I mean, this is the thing, Don. Donald Trump says he takes no responsibility at all for anything. So you got to, therefore, blame somebody. If it’s not Obama, it’s China, the World Health organization or whomever, but the pattern is the same, it’s never his responsibility, even three-and-a-half years into his presidency.
"They were not focused on the reality that a pandemic was not just going to happen some time, but could happen any time. That's why they were so flat-footed." – Former national security adviser Susan Rice on Pres. Trump blaming Obama administration for poor coronavirus response pic.twitter.com/V1tddXzdbA
— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) May 7, 2020
Rice’s attack follows a recent pattern of Democrats claiming Trump is envious of Obama.
While discussing President Trump on “The View” host Sunny Hostin got personal and claimed President Trump will never be “as smart or as elegant or eloquent” as Obama and thus he is envious.
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.
Don Lemon just days earlier suggested Trump may not like Obama because Obama is “smarter” or Michelle Obama is “more accomplished.”
What is it about President Obama that really gets under your skin? Is it because he’s smarter than you? Better-educated?
Made it on his own, didn’t need daddy’s help? Wife is more accomplished? Better looking? I don’t know, what is it, what is it about him?
That he’s a black man that’s accomplished being president?
That he punked you on the whole birth certificate thing? What is it about him? Just wondering.