On Sunday, The President of United States Donald Trump called his predecessor a “grossly incompetent President”. His comments come as a reply to Barack Obama’s criticism of the United States’s COVID-19 pandemic response. On Saturday, Obama criticized Trump’s role in handling the pandemic in the state and raised questions over his leadership.
Obama had said then that the pandemic has shown that “having leaders who are informed and honest and seek to bring people together”
“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 told college and university graduates on Saturday.
“A lot of them aren’t even pretending to be in charge,” he added. However, Obama did not mention President Trump but his comments echoed criticism of the Trump administration. The comments came in a speech to high school graduates of 74 historically black colleges and universities all over the United States.
The statements of the former president did not go well with Mr Trump and he told reporters after arriving at the White House, “He (Obama) was an incompetent president, a grossly incompetent president. That’s all I can say.”
On May 6, Trump described the pandemic to be worse than the Pearl Harbour attack. “This is the worst attack we have ever had, this is worse than the Pearl Harbour attack, worse than the World Trade Center, there has never been an attack like this. It could have been stopped at the source, it could have been stopped in China,” said Trump.
The US is the worst-hit country by the coronavirus pandemic with over 1.4 million cases and 87,000 deaths. This week, most of the states of the country eased restrictions and lifting lockdown to restart the economy. Apart from the US, several other countries in the world have resumed economical activities easing the social distancing measures and revising the guidelines.