I think you are ignoring or distorting several facts here. First, the "broken system" that I think he is referring to is the CDC drug development protocols that effectively meant the US wasn't willing to even consider the Linde test, even if it was offered by the WHO (there is still a question as to whether the WHO ever did make an offer or not in my mind). Fauci has said this several times; Dr Brix has essentially said the same while questioning how reliable the test really was. I'm tired of hearing the repetitive "broken system" mantra too, but to say it is strictly a Trump lie isn't accurate either.
I'm not a big-government type, I don't expect government buracracies to make good decisions most of the time, but I watched a doc on Theronas this weekend and I imagine if I'm part of the CDC beuracracy that situation would just re-doable my attitude about funneling all of these tests through the tried and true protocol until somebody essentially ripped it out of my soul. Clearly that protocol needs a significant reexamination.
Second, I would go all crazy about the virtue about Obama's "pandemic office." He doesn't deserve the laurel. Having a Biodefense and Health Affairs Office as part of the White House\NSC goes back to the Skowcroft days and every administration has routinely terminated it, and then put it back at some subsequent point. Ken Bernard was hired by Clinton toward the end of his 2nd term; Bush terminated the office as soon as he took office. Then rehired him and re-established the office in 2002 after the 9-11 - Anthrax affair. Having the office didn't necessarily have a large impact on the SARS pandemic (from what I can see) and the office was terminated by Obama the first couple weeks after he took the WH. It was not stood up again until 2005 after the Ebola outbreak. Arguably he was more irresponsible than Trump in that regard because Obama still didn't feel a need for the office even after the Swine flu pandemic during Year1 of his administration, perhaps because it only infected 60+ million Americans, hospitalized 275,000 Americans and killed 12,500 Americans. Maybe he just figured he could handle it by himself until Ebola scared the crap out of him. I realize you won't hear this from Yaniche or Mika Mouth, because it doesn't fit into their "Inflame not Inform" agenda. Listen to Bernard's interview with PBS yesterday; triangulate the data for yourself.
As to CDC and NIH budgets, you know how meaningful that stuff is -- I won't bother. As far as ignoring pandemics warnings etc, I'm sure if I tried (or you did) you could probably find "ignored" warnings about pandemics by every administration going back 20 or 30 years. Here is another "warning" I read from Foreign Policy last summer; in it Garrett pretty well sums up my thinking too when she says :
"With no intention of degrading the GPMB’s effort, I must sadly say that this core message (Preparedness has been hampered by the lack of continued political will at all levels) has been shouted from the rafters many times before, with little discernable impact on tone-deaf political leaders, financial enterprises, or multinational institutions. There’s no reason to think this time will be any different. It’s hard to know what, shy of a genuinely devastating pandemic of killer influenza or some currently unknown microbe, will motivate global leaders to take microscopic threats seriously." Sadly, we found one. And it doesn't look like our government was up to the task to date.