President Barack Obama – HBCU 2020 Commencement Celebration Address — Video

(CNN) Former President Barack Obama told college graduates that the “folks in charge” don’t always know what they’re doing in rare public criticism of the Trump administration.

Obama on Saturday criticized the handling of the coronavirus pandemic without mentioning President Donald Trump by name, just a week after privately critiquing the administration’s response to the Covid-19 crisis.

“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. A lot of them aren’t even pretending to be in charge,” the 44th President said during a virtual commencement address for historically black colleges and universities.

“If the world is going to get better, it’s going to be up to you,” he added.

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