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🚨 POLL: Was President Obama the worst president?
President Trump said during a White House Press Briefing, “[President Obama] was an incompetent president. That’s all I can say. Grossly incompetent.”
The Hill tweeted the video on May 17.
A reporter is heard asking a question, though it’s muddled by additional noise.
President Trump: "[President Obama] was an incompetent president. That's all I can say. Grossly incompetent." pic.twitter.com/Cw6CwgxUrT
— The Hill (@thehill) May 17, 2020
President Donald Trump openly criticized Barack Obama over the weekend, tying him to the Michael Flynn investigation and scandal, according to Fox News.
After Attorney General William Barr’s Justice Department dropped its’ case against retired national security advisor, Michael Flynn, Trump and others pointed out that the scandal was just a part of a Democrat-manufactured plot to remove him from office.
Trump retweeted Eli Lake who wrote, “It’s now clear why every Republican on [Rep. Adam Schiff’s] committee in 2019 called for his resignation. He knew the closed door witnesses didn’t support his innuendo and fakery on Russia collusion.”
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Sidney Powell, one of Flynn’s lawyers, told Fox News’ the “whole thing was orchestrated and set up within the FBI, Clapper, Brennan and in the Oval Office meeting that day with President Obama.”
During an interview on Fox News with host Maria Bartiromo, Powell was asked if she believed the scandal circulated all the way up to Obama, to which Powell confidently responded, “Absolutely.”
Trump also took to Twitter and wrote “OBAMAGATE,” indicating his belief that his predecessor was part of the malfeasance.
Obama spoke with reporters and said, [there] “is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free. That’s the kind of stuff where you begin to get worried that basic — not just institutional norms — but our basic understanding of rule of law is at risk. And when you start moving in those directions, it can accelerate pretty quickly as we’ve seen in other places.”
“The evidence against General Flynn is overwhelming. He pleaded guilty to lying to investigators. And now a politicized and thoroughly corrupt Department of Justice is going to let the president’s crony simply walk away,” Jerrold Nadler said.
“I think the best way to look at this is what the FBI and the Obama Administration wanted to do here was really audacious if you think about it in terms of the idea of trying to continue an investigation after a new president has come into power and is in a position to shut down the investigation — when the president ultimately is the target of the investigation,” Andrew McCarthy said.
“It would have been bad even with the best of governments. It has been an absolute chaotic disaster when that mindset — of ‘what’s in it for me’ and ‘to heck with everybody else’ — when that mindset is operationalized in our government,” Obama told 3,000 members of the Obama Alumni Association, pointing out that he thinks the Trump administration is inept to handling the coronavirus.
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Trump has insisted that his administration was correct in banning flights from China early on in the outbreak, despite being condemned in some segments of the media.
Larry Kudlow, his national economic council director, told ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopolous” that he did not want to engage in a political back and forth with the former president, but said Trump has worked well in incorporating the private sector and parts of the government in the response.
“I don’t understand what President Obama is saying. It just sounds so darn political to me. Look, what we have done may not be 100 percent perfect. These things happen once every 100 years,” Kudlow said.