Former President Obama cannot resist an opportunity to take swipes at President Donald Trump or to get himself involved in the 2020 presidential election.
In a tweet for the Fourth of July the former president used coronavirus as another way to take a veiled swipe at the president, The Washington Examiner reported.
“This holiday weekend, let’s be safe and smart. It’s going to take all of us to beat this virus. So wear a mask. Wash your hands. And listen to the experts, not the folks trying to divide us. That’s the only way we’ll do this—together,” he said in a tweet on Friday.
This holiday weekend, let’s be safe and smart. It’s going to take all of us to beat this virus. So wear a mask. Wash your hands. And listen to the experts, not the folks trying to divide us. That’s the only way we’ll do this—together.https://t.co/UwNKAzL8JU
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 3, 2020
The fact that the divider in chief, who is using a tweet to divide the nation more, is saying do not listen to “the folks trying to divide us” is rich.
The tweet came before President Trump went to South Dakota to celebrate the Fourth of July at an event that was masks optional.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said that officials will be providing masks to everyone in attendance but that wearing one is not mandatory. She also noted that social distancing won’t be recommended.
Both are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
“Those who want to come and join us, we will give out free masks if they choose to wear one, but we won’t be social distancing. We are asking them to come be ready to celebrate, to enjoy the freedoms and the liberties we have in this country, and to talk about our history. And what it brought us today was an opportunity to raise our kids in the greatest country in the world,” she said on Fox News.
And President Trump used the speech to fight back against the lunatic left-wingers and the mobs who want to ruin American history.
“Our Nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values and indoctrinate our children,” the president said to a crowd of more than 7,000 people.
“Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our founders, deface our most sacred memorials, and unleash a wave of violent crime in our cities,” he said.
“They think the American people are weak and soft and submissive,” the president said. “But no, the American people are strong and proud, and they will not allow our country and all of its values, history, and culture to be taken from them.”
After the speech, it was announced that the president signed an executive order to create a Garden of American Heroes to erect new statues and restore many that have been torn down and vandalized.