Obama Just Bashed Trump Without Saying His Name In New Speech To Mayors: ‘Speak The Truth!’
Former President Barack Obama gave a speech to mayors across the nation on Thursday, offering them advice on how to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.
In that same speech, Obama was able to subtextually criticized Donald Trump without mentioning him by name.
“The biggest mistake any [of] us can make in these situations is to misinform,” said Obama. “Speak the truth. Speak it clearly. Speak it with compassion. Speak it with empathy for what folks are going through … The more smart people you have around you, and the less embarrassed you are to ask questions, the better your response is going to be.”
Trump has received backlash for misinforming the public about the coronavirus, including his early claims that it would soon go away, that it was no worse than the seasonal flu, and that warm weather would contain its spread.