Donald Trump was asked on Friday night by CNN’s Jim Acosta why federal stockpiles have been insufficient for responding to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.
“Who dropped the ball?” Acosta asked.
Instead of taking responsibility, Trump lashed out at Acosta and blamed his predecessor for the lack of equipment.
According to Trump, the Obama administration had left him without any ammunition for the military.
“While we can’t be sure what a general might have privately told Trump — and though we couldn’t reach former Defense Secretary James Mattis, whom Trump named as the general in a September version of the story — it’s clearly not true that the world’s most powerful military simply ‘didn’t have ammunition’ when he was inaugurated in January 2017,” CNN reported in October.
Trump has been in office for over three years. Blaming Obama is no longer a valid point on why he’s such a bad president.
Take a look at his remarks below:
Trump claims the military was "literally" out of ammunition when he took office, which is one of his laziest and most egregious lies yet pic.twitter.com/qqhRveeHJB
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 3, 2020