Sunday, President Trump responded to Obama’s commencement address by saying he “was an incompetent president. That’s all I can say. Grossly incompetent.”
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TheHill reports President Trump called former President Obama “grossly incompetent” when asked on Sunday about criticism his Democratic predecessor leveled the previous day.
“Look, he was an incompetent president, that’s all I can say. Grossly incompetent,” Trump told reporters Sunday outside the White House.
He said he had not seen Obama’s remarks. He also did not expand on his comments about the former president.
A spokesperson for Obama was not immediately available for comment.
Obama said Saturday during a virtual commencement speech for historically black colleges and universities, that the coronavirus pandemic has exposed a lack of leadership in the U.S.
“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,” Obama said, without naming specific officials.