Coronavirus: Donald Trump hits back at 'grossly incompetent' Barack Obama after criticism

Coronavirus: Donald Trump hits back at 'grossly incompetent' Barack Obama after criticism”

Sullivan said he was seeking Gleeson's recommendation on whether Flynn should face a criminal contempt charge for perjury because he testified under oath that he was guilty of lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation but then reversed course and said he had never lied.

His remarks came as he spoke at two virtual commencements for high school and university students locked down instead of celebrating their graduations, a rite of passage every spring in the United States.

"More than anything this pandemic has fully, finally torn back the curtain on the idea that so numerous folks in charge know what they're doing", the former US President added to his speech for graduates.

It's rare for Obama to speak so candidly about Trump and the current administration, though he did briefly tweet last month that our current leaders seriously dropped the ball on coronavirus testing, but Obama's address was meant to inspire our nation's young people to - quote that old adage - be the change you wish to see in the world.

"If the world is going to get better, it's going to be up to you", he explained.

'Doing what feels good, what's convenient, what's easy -that's how little kids think. Unfortunately, a great deal of so-called grown-ups, such as a number with fancy titles and significant tasks, still believe that way - that is the reason why things are so screwed up.

'We see it in the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on our communities.

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The commencement will feature an array of artists, athletes and musicians, and is being carried by major American TV networks.

In keeping with tradition, America's first black president has up until now avoided publicly criticizing his successor, despite frequently being attacked by Trump.

The US has become the global epicentre of the pandemic, with more than 1.5 million confirmed cases and more than 89,000 deaths.

As this year's pupils enter a brand new chapter in lifetime, they confront a grim reality: that the U.S. unemployment rate has suddenly shot up to nearly 15 percent and over 36 million individuals have registered for unemployment benefits since America grapples with the fallout in weeks of lockdown and company closings.

Since then, Barr has met with staunch criticism by Democrats as well as former career prosecutors, who said his actions amount to improper political meddling and harm the integrity of the Justice Department.

"It could have been poor even together with the best of authorities. 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", he said in that call.

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