Discussing President Obama’s recent comments criticizing the Trump admin, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sounded off.
“I think President Obama should’ve kept his mouth shut,” he said in an interview with Lara Trump.
“I think it’s a little bit classless, frankly, to critique an administration that comes after you,” he said. “You had your shot. You were there for eight years.”
Sen. Mitch McConnell: "President Obama should've kept his mouth shut… It's a little bit classless, frankly, to critique an administration that comes after you. You had your shot." https://t.co/9jamjiGV0P pic.twitter.com/bj3EQhLKd9
— The Hill (@thehill) May 12, 2020
Per TheHill, neither Lara Trump nor McConnell specified which Obama comments they were referring to.
But Obama, during a private phone call, characterized the administration’s response as an “absolute chaotic disaster” that stemmed from a “what’s in it for me” mindset.
Obama has rarely weighed in on policies or plans developed by the current administration since leaving office in 2017. But he took a veiled shot at the administration on Twitter late last month, saying there still was not a “coherent national plan.”
“While we continue to wait for a coherent national plan to navigate this pandemic, states like Massachusetts are beginning to adopt their own public health plans to combat this virus––before it’s too late,” Obama tweeted, linking to a New Yorker article that detailed Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker’s (R) push for widespread testing and a comprehensive contact tracing program.