May 17, 2020 | 3:11pm | Updated May 17, 2020 | 3:18pm
President Trump blasted former President Barack Obama as “grossly incompetent,” a day after his predecessor criticized the administration’s handling of the coronavirus.
“Look, he was an incompetent president, that’s all I can say. Grossly incompetent,” Trump told reporters at the White House after returning from spending the weekend at Camp David.
The president was responding to remarks Obama made in online commencement speeches on Saturday, but noted that he had not heard the comments.
“More than anything, this pandemic has fully, finally torn back the curtain that so many of the folks in charge know what they’re doing. A lot of them aren’t even pretending to be in charge,” Obama said while addressing graduates of historically black colleges and universities.
Trump left the White House for Camp David, the presidential retreat in the Maryland mountains, on Friday.
He was accompanied by White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and a number of Republican members of Congress.
Asked what they discussed, Trump said it was a “working weekend.”
“So I think we had a great weekend. We did a lot of terrific meetings. Tremendous progress is being made on many fronts, including coming up with a cure for this horrible plague that has beset our country,” Trump said Sunday. “It was a working weekend, it was a good weekend. A lot of very good things have happened.”