Obama slams US leadership over handling of Covid-19 pandemic

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Barack Obama has severely criticised the response to the Covid-19 pandemic by the Trump administration and governmental executives.

“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 graduates from several dozen historically black colleges and universities at the first ceremony.

“A lot of them aren’t even pretending to be in charge,” he said as he discussed the implications of the pandemic during the online event, without naming any specific leaders.

“If the world is going to get better, it’s going to be up to you,” Obama stated to the graduates.