Trump: 'Obama Was One of the Worst Presidents in History of Our Country'
Obama left 'little on the shelves if you talk about pandemics' Trump said
President Donald Trump scolded former President Barack Obama on Monday, describing him as "one of the worst presidents" in United States history.
The President told reporters at the White House:
“I think President Obama was one of the worst presidents in the history of our country. I think he was an incompetent president."
"He left a broken military," Trump noted.
"ISIS was all over the place, and I got rid of it, I knocked out 100% of the caliphate," the President added.
"And when I came in, it was a mess. … We had a broken military, we had a depleted military, we had little on the shelves if you talk about pandemics.”
Trump's attacks on Obama escalated in recent weeks after the former President attacked him for his response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier this month, Obama has criticized Trump, claiming his response to the coronavirus crisis has been an "absolute chaotic disaster."
Trump later responded in a series of tweets, comparing his response to coronavirus with Obama’s Swine Flu response calling it a “disaster.”
“We are getting great marks for the handling of the CoronaVirus pandemic, especially the very early BAN of people from China, the infectious source, entering the USA,” Trump said.
“Compare that to the Obama/Sleepy Joe disaster known as H1N1 Swine Flu. Poor marks, bad polls – didn’t have a clue!”
We are getting great marks for the handling of the CoronaVirus pandemic, especially the very early BAN of people from China, the infectious source, entering the USA. Compare that to the Obama/Sleepy Joe disaster known as H1N1 Swine Flu. Poor marks, bad polls - didn’t have a clue!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2020
The President also focused heavily on what is a scandal at the top level of Obama's FBI and Justice Department, dubbed "Obamagate."
Earlier this month, Trump repeatedly challenged Obama for investigating him and his campaign before leaving the White House.
President Trump shared several messages on Twitter that criticized the ex-POTUS.
“He got caught, OBAMAGATE!” Trump tweeted.
Gallup: Trump approval “tied for the best of his presidency” eclipsing Obama, Bush at same time of Presidency— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) May 16, 2020
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Newly released documents showed FBI agents under Obama pushed ahead with a counterintelligence investigation against Gen. Michael Flynn despite lack of evidence.
Trump has accused Obama of committing "the biggest political crime in American history, by far."
“You know what the crime is. The crime is very obvious to everybody. All you have to do is read the newspapers, except yours," Trump said.
Over the weekend, Obama accused Trump of being the reason "the country is so screwed up."
The former President Obama criticized Trump in all but name as he gave a live-streamed address for graduating high school seniors.
The message to high school students from Obama came at the end of an hour-long television special.
Obama slammed "little kid" Trump and blasted the "so-called grown-ups, including some with fancy titles and important jobs" who do "what feels good, what's convenient, what's easy."
"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 said.
Trump shot back, calling Obama "grossly incompetent."