On Sunday, White House adviser Peter Navarro torched Barack Obama after the former president criticized the Trump administration for supposedly flubbing the COVID-19 crisis response.
‘I’m glad Mr. Obama has a new job as Joe Biden’s press secretary’
Navarro blasted Obama during an appearance on ABC News’ “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos, telling the host that Obama is now simply a member of presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s campaign press team.
Peter Navarro Mocks ‘Joe Biden’s Press Secretary’ Obama for ‘Kumbaya of Incompetence’ on China https://t.co/kVhKwezSKD
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) May 17, 2020
Navarro, Trump’s director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, made the comments after the ABC News host asked him about Obama seemingly suggesting that Team Trump has botched their response.
“I’m glad Mr. Obama has a new job as Joe Biden’s press secretary,” Navarro said.
White House Trade Advisor Peter Navarro reacts to President Obama criticizing the Trump admin’s coronavirus response:
“I’m glad Mr. Obama has a new job as Joe Biden’s press secretary… his administration was a kumbaya of incompetence.”pic.twitter.com/K53tVh7XlJ
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 17, 2020
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Obama Criticized Trump Administration’s Handling of COVID-19 Response During Harvard Commencement Speech
On Saturday, Obama said during his virtual Harvard commencement speech that the pandemic revealed an incompetent federal response by government officials.
“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 saying President Donald Trump’s name. “A lot of them aren’t even pretending to be in charge.”
Navarro Jokes Obama Is "Biden's Press Secretary" https://t.co/2dVATg03D8
— FreeZerohedge (@freezerohedge) May 17, 2020
Navarro on Obama: ‘His administration was a kumbaya of incompetence’
In his ABC News interview, Navarro ripped Obama for his handling of China during his White House tenure.
“His administration was a kumbaya of incompetence in which we saw millions of manufacturing jobs go off to China,” he added.
Obama’s commencement speech came in the wake of a leaked call to the media, in which he was heard slamming the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic. Obama reportedly called the federal response to coronavirus an “absolute chaotic disaster” and argued that the 2020 presidential election was a battle against “being selfish, being tribal, being divided.”
President Trump was also asked about Obama’s Saturday comments about his handling of the coronavirus crisis outside the White House on Sunday.
Trump said Obama was “grossly incompetent” as president.
— The Hill (@thehill) May 17, 2020
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