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Former Pres. Obama Criticizes Leaders for Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

He expressed concern for how they failed to take action

On Saturday evening, Former President Barack Obama criticized the nation’s leaders for bungling their handling of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, accusing them in twin commencement addresses of not “even pretending” to be in charge and asking the wrong questions.

The comments came in a speech to high school graduates broadcast by major television networks and a similar streamed speech for graduates of 74 historically black colleges and universities across the United States, which also included his first public comments on the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man shot when two white men attempted to stop him while he was jogging near his hometown of Brunswick, Georgia.

Obama did not mention his successor, Donald Trump, by name. But the comments echoed criticism of the Trump administration that Obama leveled last month in a video endorsement of Former Vice President Joe Biden. Obama said then that the pandemic had shown that “having leaders who are informed and honest and seek to bring people together” matters.

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