Obama attacks Trump administration’s handling of coronavirus pandemic

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On Saturday, Barack Obama attacked the Trump administration’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, stating that many of the country’s leaders “aren’t even pretending to be in charge”.

Without naming Trump directly, Obama said during an online commencement address to graduates of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs):

Let’s be honest, a disease like this just spotlights the underlying inequalities and extra burdens that black communities have historically had to deal with in this country… We see it in the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on our communities….
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.

He addressed how the coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately affected black communities.

“A disease like this just spotlights the underlying inequalities and extra burdens that black communities have historically had to deal with in this country. We see it in the disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on our communities,” Obama said.

He urged graduates to care about each other. “Our society and our democracy only works when we think not just about ourselves but about each other.”

Read more via CBS News

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