Obama offered his toughest criticism of Trump yet in the speech, arguing the current president “hasn’t grown into the job because he can’t.”
“The consequences of that failure are severe. 170,000 Americans dead. Millions of jobs gone,” Obama said. “Our worst impulses unleashed, our proud reputation around the world badly diminished, and our democratic institutions threatened like never before.”
In response, Trump ― in all caps ― revisited a criticism he often lobs at his predecessor:
He followed that claim, which he’s made many times despite there being no evidence anything like that occurred, with another all-caps tweet criticizing Biden.