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Former President Obama lashes at US COVID-19 response team



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Former President of the United States of America, Barack Obama has lashed at the US officials dealing with the coronavirus pandemic in a rare public rebuke.

In a College address on Saturday, he that coronavirus has fully and finally torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they’re doing.

Neither did Obama named Donald Trump nor any of specific US officials in the address.

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“A lot them aren’t even pretending to be in charge,” Obama said during the speech, which capped a two-hour event for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) broadcast on social media.

Obama encouraged the school graduating students to see the pandemic challenge as a way of growing faster than other generations, saying do whatnis rightly thinkable. He told the 2020 graduands.

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“Doing what feels good, what’s convenient, what’s easy. That’s how little kids think.

“Unfortunately, a lot of so-called grown ups, including some with fancy titles and important jobs, still think that way, which is why things are so screwed up,” Obama added, in what appeared to be a dig at Trump and administration officials.

The White House’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has come under the spotlight amid sharp criticism by Democrats, who have bashed Trump’s fairly lax approach through February and lingering testing shortages.

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Since leaving the White House in early 2017, Obama has largely refrained from criticising the Trump administration, following a convention among former U.S. presidents.

Last week, comments Obama made in a private conference call, in which he called the U.S. handling of the pandemic “an absolute chaotic disaster,” were leaked by Yahoo News.


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