WASHINGTON, may 17. /TASS/. the US President Donald trump on Sunday in response to criticism addressed to the current us administration by the former President of the USA Barack Obama, has accused the latter of incompetence.

Obama on Saturday issued a video message to the 78 graduates of American colleges and universities. Former head of at the White house, in particular, stated that a pandemic of a new type of coronavirus was demonstrated that the current US leadership is not aware of any report in the consequences of their actions.

“Look, he was an incompetent President. That’s all I can say. Extremely incompetent,” trump told reporters on Sunday on the South lawn of the White house in response to a request to comment on Obama’s words. While trump said that he had not seen the statement by his predecessor.

the New York Times regarded the treatment of ex-President as an attack on the Republican administration of Donald trump before the November elections in the USA. Democrat Obama after the expiration of a presidential term in January 2017 generally avoided public criticism of the decisions of his successor. One exception was the action plan of the White house, designed to stop the spread of coronavirus-induced disease, which the country ranks first in the world.

the Washington Post, citing sources among the advisers of the American leader a week ago announced that trump really concerned that a second outbreak of coronavirus are expected by experts in the fall, could damage its reputation and prevent the re-election for the November election.

In private conversations, according to the publication, the tramp “struggling to understand” how everything suddenly changed: from a confidence in re-election to the understanding that it’s losing popularity to Joseph Biden. According to advisers of the head of state, former Vice President Biden is ahead of trump even in the polls conducted by the election campaign of the Republican.

Biden was the only candidate for the nomination of the candidate in US presidents from Democrats after the release of 8 April of the election campaign of the Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders. The U.S. presidential election scheduled for 3 November.