Former President Obama on Sunday called on voters to support Democratic nominee Joe Biden, sharing a tweet from Biden posted on the same day in 2019 warning that President Trump 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.”
Obama retweeted Biden, saying Biden’s “got a plan to get it under control.”
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.