US president Donald Trump has accused his predecessor, Barack Obama of being behind protests against him and his party. Trump also said Obama is being his administration leaks
United States of America president, Donald Trump has accused the former president, Barack Obama, of being behind his administration leaks and sponsoring protests against Republicans.
CNN reports that Trump was asked in an interview on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” if he believed Obama was responsible for the town hall protests against Republicans this month.
The interviewer asked Trump: “It turns out his organization seems to do a lot of these organizing to some of the protests that these Republicans are seeing around the country against you. Do you believe President Obama is behind it and if he is, is that a violation of the so-called unsaid presidents’ code?”
To which Trump replies by saying: “No, I think he is behind it. I also think it is politics, that’s the way it is.”
Trump then discussed the leaks that have disrupted his first month in office.
“You never know what’s exactly happening behind the scenes. You know, you’re probably right or possibly right, but you never know.”
Trump said in the interview, a clip of which was released Monday night: “No, I think that President Obama is behind it because his people are certainly behind it. And some of the leaks possibly come from that group, which are really serious because they are very bad in terms of national security. But I also understand that is politics. In terms of him being behind things, that’s politics. And it will probably continue.”
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be Secretary of the Navy, Philip Bilden, has withdrawn from consideration for the post citing concerns about privacy and separating himself from his business interests.
In a statement by the Department of Defense, Bilden said he determined that he would not be able to satisfy the Office of Government Ethics requirements without what he called “undue disruption and materially adverse divestment of my family’s private financial interests”.