Former President Barack Obama took the gloves off on Wednesday night when he addressed the country at the virtual Democratic National Convention (DNC), laying particularly into his predecessor in the White House.
Obama described the Trump administration as a failure that was led by a man who treated the presidency as “one more reality show”. He added that President Donald Trump “hasn’t grown into the job because he can’t”.
But as much as Obama’s jabs were perhaps expected, they revealed hidden fears that the former president had masked with a cloth of respectability and deference to Trump.
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