President Trump called former President Barack Obama “grossly incompetent.” It was a media provoked response, looking for a reaction after Obama had questioned the current administration over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Obama, who has been in the spotlight for Obamagate in recent weeks has become more outspoken, saying that the pandemic has revealed that those in charge don’t know what they’re doing.
On Sunday, May 17, the President returned from Camp David, after a working weekend. When asked by reporters he replied: “We did a lot of terrific meetings, tremendous progress is being made on many fronts, including coming up with a cure for this horrible plague that has beset our country.”
When pressed about Obama’s comments, the President said: “Look, he was an incompetent president. That’s all I can say. Grossly incompetent.”
On Saturday, May 16, former-President Obama told graduates that current leaders are clueless.
Obama said: “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, a lot of them aren’t even pretending to be in charge.”
It’s not the first time Obama has made comments towards the administration.
During a call with 3,000 former Obama staffers, he said that the current government had taken a “What’s in it for me?” approach. Adding that the White House’s response was “an absolute chaotic disaster.”
What more could have been done?
The President stopped the economy, pushed to expand medical capacity, delivered an unprecedented relief stimulus, and gave state Governors the freedom to make decisions.
If Obama means the country could have gone into lockdown earlier, then the blame must fall on the medical experts that Democrats still want this nation to listen to. Dr. Fauci admitted that the one and only time he asked the President to lockdown, he did.
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Transcript From Sunday Press Question
REPORTER: “So, Mr. President, President — former President Obama seemed to suggest that you aren’t even pretending to be in charge. What’s your response?”
THE PRESIDENT: “So, I think we had a great weekend. We did a lot of terrific meetings. Tremendous progress is being made on many fronts, including coming up with a cure for this horrible plague that has beset our country. I think a lot of things have happened, very good, very — it was a working weekend. It was a good weekend. A lot of very good things have happened.”
REPORTER: “What about Obama’s comment? Obama’s comment at the graduation ceremony (inaudible).”
THE PRESIDENT: “I didn’t hear it.”
REPORTER: “He (inaudible) twice at the leadership.”
THE PRESIDENT: “Look, he was an incompetent President. That’s all I can say. Grossly incompetent.”