Donald Trump fired back at Barack Obama after portions of the former president’s Wednesday evening Democratic National Committee address surfaced that were harshly critical of the incumbent.
Trump dubbed Obama as a “terrible” chief executive, and said his “ineffective” two terms were the reason voters put him in the White House four years ago.
“I see the horror that he’s left us. The stupidity of the transactions that he made,” Trump replied to a reporter during a coronavirus briefing.
“How bad he was,” the 45th president said of the 44th, calling Obama “so ineffective” and “so terrible.”
The president then contended if Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden, the designated 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, had not done such a poor job, he would not have been elected in the first place.
His comments came in response to what Obama will say later in the night during the Democratic Party’s 2020 nominating convention.
“I did hope, for the sake of our country, that Donald Trump might show some interest in taking the job seriously, that he might come to feel the weight of the office and discover some reverence for the democracy that had been placed in his care.”