President Donald Trump is not taking too well to his predecessor’s criticism of his administration.
During a commencement address on Saturday, former President Barack Obama criticized the Trump administration and claimed, “A lot of them aren’t even pretending to be in charge.”
On Sunday, Trump was asked about Obama’s comments, he responded, “Look, he was an incompetent president that’s all I can say.”
“Grossly incompetent,” he added.
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During a virtual commencement address delivered to historically black colleges, Obama took a swipe at Trump’s administration.
“More than anything, this pandemic has fully, finally torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they’re doing,” he said.
He added, “A lot of them aren’t even pretending to be in charge.”
In recent days, Obama has been more vocal in his opposition to Trump. During a phone call with former members of his administration, Obama was heard criticizing the federal government’s coronavirus response, as IJR reported.
“It would have been bad even with the best of governments. 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,” Obama said.
He also called the government’s response “spotty” and an “absolute chaotic disaster.”
But, Trump has claimed that if the coronavirus response is a “disaster,” it is at least partially Obama’s fault. In April, Trump said, “The last administration left us nothing. We started off with bad, broken tests, and obsolete tests.”
However, Trump said he believes the coronavirus response may be “our best work.”