The Guardian reports:
Donald Trump has given his first public response to Barack Obama’s criticism of the current administration’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is rare for a former president to rebuke a successor, but Obama did so during an online speech to graduates yesterday, although he did not name Trump.
“More than anything, this pandemic has fully, finally torn back the curtain 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 said during Saturday’s speech.
On Sunday, Trump was asked by reporters about Obama’s comments as he entered the White House. “Look, he was an incompetent president, that’s all I can say. Grossly incompetent,” said Trump.
Trump claims he “didn’t hear” President Obama’s remarks about Trump’s mishandling of the pandemic and replies (with projection, as usual):
“Look, he was an incompetent president, that’s all I can say. Grossly incompetent.”pic.twitter.com/vV4ToLkWnF
— Leah McElrath 🏳️🌈 (@leahmcelrath) May 17, 2020