President Donald Trump has been criticized by former US President Barack Obama Trump over his response to the coronavirus crisis.

According to BBC, Trump’s successor in a private call, referred to the US handling of the pandemic “an absolute chaotic disaster.”

While expressing his concern, Obama has said he wants to play a larger role supporting Joe Biden in the presidential election in November.

His new remarks were made in a call meant to encourage former staff to work for Mr Biden’s campaign, CNN reports.

Obama said Trump’s approach to government is partly to blame for the US response to coronavirus.

“It would have been bad even with the best of government,” he was quoted as saying in the call. “It has been an absolute chaotic disaster when that mindset — of ‘what’s in it for me’ and ‘to heck with everybody else’ — when that mindset is operationalized in our government.”

Mr Obama also strongly criticised the decision to drop criminal charges against former national security adviser Michael Flynn during the Trump-Russia investigation.