Barack Obama vs Donald Trump

Barack Obama says top officials 'aren't even pretending to be in charge'

The former president discussed the implications of the pandemic, without naming any specific leaders

By Our Foreign Staff
17 May 2020 • 3:38am

Barack Obama indirectly criticised his successor Donald Trump during a virtual graduation ceremony on Saturday, in a rare public judgment from the former US president during the coronavirus pandemic.

"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," Mr Obama told graduates from several dozen historically black colleges and universities.

"A lot of them aren't even pretending to be in charge."

Trump demands jail for 'corrupt' Obama and Biden over unmasking of 'hero' Michael Flynn, and says Biden LIED to ABC's George Stephanopoulos when he denied knowing anything about case

Donald Trump asserted Sunday morning that Barack Obama and Joe Biden face jail time – at least 50 years – for their involvement in the Michael Flynn case

'It was the greatest political crime in the history of our country,' Trump said

During a wide-range interview with Fox Business, he called Flynn a 'hero'

Also asserted people are dying from shutdown and stay-at-home orders in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic

'People are dying this way too,' he told Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo during a pre-recorded interview outside the White House with Sunday Morning Futures


PUBLISHED: 16:15 BST, 17 May 2020 | UPDATED: 18:58 BST, 17 May 2020

Donald Trump demanded Sunday morning that former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden face jail time for involvement in the Michael Flynn case.

'It was the greatest political crime in the history of our country,' Trump said of his predecessor and Biden, the presumed Democratic nominee.

'If I were a Democrat instead of a Republican, I think everybody would have been in jail a long time ago, and I'm talking with 50 year sentences,' the president continued in an interview with Fox Business' Maria Bartiromo that aired Sunday. 'It is a disgrace what's happened this is the greatest political scam, hoax in the history of our country. And people should be going to jail for this stuff and hopefully, a lot of people are going to have to pay.'

Biden and Obama reportedly knew about the FBI seeking an investigation into the incoming National Security adviser, and then-administration purportedly requested to 'unmask' the identity of Flynn.

Trump lauded the case being dropped against General Flynn, who had already pleaded guilty under oath, and the president called him a 'hero' for dealing with the charges.

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