2020-05-18 03:51:36 UTC
The president claimed he hadnt heard his predecessors remarks criticizing U.S.
leadership during the coronavirus pandemic.
President Donald Trump on Sunday tore into former President Barack Obama,
calling him an incompetent president after Obama appeared to criticize his
response to the coronavirus crisis during two commencement speeches a day
Asked about Obamas remarks, Trump told reporters on the White House lawn that
he didnt hear it before proceeding to bash his predecessor as grossly
Look, he was an incompetent president, Trump said. Thats all I can say.
Its unclear if Trump was referring to a specific incident in his accusation.
The White House did not immediately respond to HuffPosts request for comment.
Obama delivered two virtual commencement addresses Saturday, the first for
graduates of historically black colleges and universities, followed hours later
by a prime time special for high school seniors.
This pandemic has fully, finally torn back the curtain on the idea that so many
of the folks in charge know what theyre doing, Obama said during his first
speech. A lot of them arent even pretending to be in charge.
In his second address, he took aim at so-called grown-ups with fancy titles
who have screwed up the country by acting irresponsibly.
Doing what feels good, whats convenient, whats easy thats how little kids
think, Obama said. Unfortunately, a lot of so-called grown-ups, including some
with fancy titles and important jobs, still think that way which is why things
are so screwed up. I hope that instead, you decide to ground yourself in values
that last, like honesty, hard work, responsibility, fairness, generosity,
respect for others.
Many viewers interpreted the comments as a thinly veiled attack on Trumps