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Trump Slams Obama as 'Grossly Incompetent'

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By    |   Sunday, 17 May 2020 03:53 PM

Responding to former President Barack Obama's criticism of his handling of the coronavirus crisis, President Donald Trump on Sunday said his predecessor was "grossly incompetent," The Hill reported.

"Look, he was an incompetent president, that's all I can say. Grossly incompetent," Trump said, adding to a pool of reporters outside the White House that he had not seen Obama's comments.

Trump said that administration officials "had a great weekend" at Camp David, where "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," according to Politico.

Obama said on Saturday the pandemic "has exposed a lack of leadership" in the country. The former president emphasized in a virtual commencement speech for historically black colleges and universities, that "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," Obama added.

Obama also slammed the Trump administration last week, telling some 3,000 former staffers during a telephone conversation that the government has taken on a "What's in it for me?" mindset and called the response to the crisis from the White House "an absolute chaotic disaster," Politico reported.

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Responding to former President Barack Obama's criticism of his handling of the coronavirus crisis, President Donald Trump on Sunday said his predecessor was "grossly incompetent."
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