(Sandhya Jha, Intern Journalist): Former US President Barack Obama has criticized President Trump’s methods of dealing with coronavirus. At a convocation ceremony of graduate students on Saturday, he said that many officials of the Trump administration did not even appear to take responsibility on the pretext of pretending.
This is the second time in recent times that Obama has targeted Trump. Last week too, he said in a leaked video conference that it was a completely chaotic disaster.
Addressing the program online, Obama told the students that the coronavirus pandemic has exposed failures in the country’s leadership. This crisis has made one thing clear that people in responsible positions know what they are doing. Many of them are not even pretending what they are responsible for.
According to John Hopkins University, more than 1,200 people have died in 24 hours in the US. At the same time, more than 90 thousand people have lost their lives in the country. This figure is the highest in the world.
Black people are more affected
The former president said that black people have been the worst affected by the epidemic in America. The way the disease has affected black people has exposed the shortcomings of the American system. Such epidemics highlight the inequalities already present in the country. The burden that Black people have historically faced is different.
‘The better of the world depends on you’
He also referred to the murder of Ahmed Arbe during his address. The unarmed black jogger was shot and killed by two white men in February. He told the students that if the world is going to get better, then it all depends on you.
Trump-Obama face to face
Since leaving office in 2017, Obama has rarely spoken about Trump. But in recent times, both are seen face to face. Recently, Trump also accused Obama and his administration of criminal activities during his tenure. The President wrote – the biggest political crime in American history so far.