Karl Rove: Obama’s Criticism of Trump Was ‘Political Drive-By Shooting’

Karl Rove: Obama’s Criticism of Trump Was ‘Political Drive-By Shooting’

Former President George W. Bush senior adviser Karl Rove accused Barack Obama—the nation’s first black president—of committing a “political drive-by shooting” on Monday for subtly criticizing President Donald Trump’s coronavirus response in a commencement speech for historically black colleges.

During his virtual address on Saturday to HBCUs, the former president seemed to take current administration to task, saying the COVID-19 crisis that has killed roughly 90,000 Americans has “finally torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they’re doing.”

Covering Obama’s remarks, Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade grumbled that the former commander-in-chief was supposedly breaking a rule that ex-presidents shouldn’t criticize their successors.

“I thought he was supposed to be inspiring the next generation of graduates,” the pro-Trump host said to Rove, now a Fox News contributor.

“I don’t know if that fits in, but it must sound familiar because isn’t—didn’t President Obama take countless shots at you and the Bush administration?” Kilmeade added without a hint of irony, considering the current president’s recent “Obamagate” fixation—among his many tweet-based obsessions about his predecessor.

Watch the video above, via Fox News.

You can read the rest of the article at The Daily Beast.

Contemptor Staff

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