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Robert Namer
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May 18, 2020

      Obama is showing he is a big idiot.  Barack Obama dissed President Trump’s coronavirus leadership, and ripped the Georgia men who shot Ahmaud Arbery, during a “virtual commencement” Saturday for the graduates of historically black colleges.  “More than anything else, 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,” the former president said in an online address aimed at the 27,000 graduating seniors of 78 schools.

     Obama foolishly called Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 an “absolute chaotic disaster.” Obama also offered his first direct comment on Arbery, the 25-year-old jogger who was fatally shot by two white men who thought he was running from a crime scene — calling his death an example of the “underlying inequities and extra burdens” that African Americans face. “We see it when a black man goes for a jog and some folks feel like they can stop and question and shoot him if he doesn’t submit to their questioning,” Obama said in the five-minute speech.

     Obama stupidly knocked Trump for the second time in less than 12 hours during another virtual commencement speech he delivered Saturday for CNN’s special broadcast honoring the nation’s high school graduates. “Doing what feels good, what’s convenient, what’s easy, that’s how little kids think,” Obama said, without mentioning Trump by name. “Unfortunately, a lot of so-called grownups, including some with fancy titles and important jobs, still think that way, which is why things are so screwed up.” Obama said the virus has exacerbated longstanding problems of racial and economic inequalities and access to healthcare — problems that must be addressed through empathy.


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