Mitch Mcconnell Says Obama ‘Should Have Kept His Mouth Shut’

( Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell responded to former Barack Obama in a harsh way Monday, saying the former president “should have kept his mouth shut.”
During a Trump campaign live stream with Lara Trump, President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law, McConnell slammed Obama for criticizing the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. In part, McConnell said:
“I think it’s a little bit classless, frankly, to critique an administration that comes after you. You had your shot. You were there for eight years. I think the tradition that the Bush’s set up — of not critiquing the president who comes after you — is a good tradition.”
Obama characterized the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic as “an absolute chaotic disaster” when he was speaking last week on a private to people who used to work for him in the White House and in his administration. The former president was holding the call as a way to unite his former staffers to engage more in supporting Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.
On the call, a copy of which Yahoo News obtained, Obama said:
“This election that’s coming up — on every level — is so important because what we’re going to be battling is not just a particular individual or a political party. What we’re fighting against is these long-term trends in which being selfish, being tribal, being divided and seeing others as an enemy — that has become a stronger impulse in American life.”
Obama further stressed the need for strong leadership from the government during a global crisis like the coronavirus pandemic, saying:
“It’s part of the reason why the response to this global crisis has been so anemic and spotty. It would have been bad even with the best of governments. It has been an absolute chaotic disaster when that mindset — of ‘what’s in it for me’ and ‘to heck with everybody else’ — when that mindset is operationalized in our government.”
Trump himself is no stranger to criticizing Obama and his administration, which directly preceded him in the White House. On Sunday alone, Trump directed multiple tweets and re-tweets at criticizing the past administration. One read:
“We are getting great marks for the handling of the CoronaVirus pandemic, especially the early BAN of people from China, the infectious source, entering the USA. Compare that to the Obama/Sleepy Joe disaster known as H1N1 Swine Flu. Poor marks, bad polls — didn’t have a clue.”
He also re-tweeted a message that read, “Why Did Obama Tell The FBI To Hide Its Activities From Trump?” Trump then added the comment: “Because it was OBAMAGATE, and he and Sleepy Joe led the charge. The most corrupt administration in U.S. history!”
On Monday, in response to a question about these tweets and his apparent claims of corruption against his administration, Trump said:
“Obamagate. It’s been going on for a long time. It’s been going on before I even got elected, and it’s a disgrace that it happened.”