The tension between President Trump and the World Health Organization has heightened with a letter directed to WHO Director-General Adhanom Ghebreyesus, saying that the WHO’s response during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic were “extremely costly for the world.”
This is the letter sent to Dr. Tedros of the World Health Organization. It is self-explanatory! pic.twitter.com/pF2kzPUpDv
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2020
This comes amidst growing friction between the President and Democrats, which has resulted in Democrats pursuing a second impeachment. This, has caused Democratic leadership to slam the President and make a distinction between the President and former Vice President Joe Biden (D).
In response to the President’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Biden campaign released a message to supporters saying that “this administration continues to lie, deflect, and assign blame.” The campaign added that “as president, the buck is supposed to stop with Trump – but this crisis has laid bare what we already knew to be true: Trump is unwilling to and incapable of leading the country.”
Echoing in his remarks is President Barack Obama (D), who delivered a message to supporters, adding that “what our country needs more than anything right now is honest, measured leadership,” citing that “Joe’s optimism and vision for America made me a better leader, and if we come together now and put in the hard work to lift him to victory, we can put these qualities front and center when he is president.”
Vice President Biden warned that “we can’t afford four more years of failed leadership, and the time we have to build the infrastructure to defeat this president is running out.”
Currently, Democrats have faced an internal conflict over the direction of the party. Because of this, Democratic leadership has been hard at work trying to unite both moderate Democrats and Democratic-Socialists behind Biden’s candidacy.