“The pandemic would have been tough for any president,” said former President Barack Obama on Wednesday in Philadelphia. “We haven’t seen something like this for 100 years.”
“But the degree of incompetence and misinformation, the number of people who might not have died had we just done the basics, the degree to which it has impacted low-income communities so disproportionately, that’s something that I’m not just confident that it can be fixed, there’s proof,” continued Obama.
“Canada, right across the border. You’ve got 39 percent fewer deaths, almost 40 percent. We have examples. Knowing Joe as well as I do, knowing Kamala as well as I do, knowing the people that are advising them, I know we will be able to deal with this pandemic more effectively. It doesn’t mean that it’s all going to be solved tomorrow. We’re still going to have some struggles, but I know we can do better. And that’s what gives me confidence. That’s what gives me hope. But we’re going to have to vote in order for that to happen.”