Obama: Trump turned the White House into a 'hot zone'

Former President Barack Obama mocked President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying Trump "turned the White House into a hot zone." (Oct. 27)

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BARACK OBAMA: One week until the most important election of our lifetimes.

If he had been focused on COVID from the beginning, cases wouldn't be reaching new record highs across the country this week. If we were focused on COVID now, the White House wouldn't be having its second outbreak in a month-- the White House. Let me say this, I lived in the White House for a while. You know, it's a controlled environment. You can take some preventive measures in the White House to avoid getting sick. Except this guy can't seem to do it. He's turned the White House into a hot zone.

Just yesterday he said that Putin of Russia, Xi of China, and Kim Jong-un of North Korea want him to win. We know. We know because you've been giving them whatever you want for the last four years. Of course they want you to win.

That's not a good thing. You shouldn't brag about the fact that some of our greatest adversaries think they'd be better off with you in office. Of course they do. What does that say about you?

And if we pour all our efforts into this final week, if we vote like never before, then we will elect Joe Biden president of the United States. We'll elect Kamala Harris vice president of the United States. We will establish once again what this country stands for what our values are, who we are as a people. Let's get to work, Florida! Let's bring it home.