President-elect Donald Trump has accused President Obama of throwing up inflammatory roadblocks on the social media platform Twitter. Donald Trump’s tweet read, “Doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory President O statements and roadblocks. Thought it was going to be a smooth transition – NOT!”
Although negative tweets from Trump are not uncommon he has so far not attacked President Obama directly. Mr Trump did not specify what the roadblocks were, but it was clear President Obama’s claim that “he could have won against Trump,” has rattled him. In response, Donald Trump tweeted, “President Obama said that he thinks he would have won against me. He should say that but I say NO WAY! – jobs leaving, ISIS, OCare, etc.”
It is possible that Trump is referring to the U.S refusing to veto a U.N. resolution which declared that Israeli settlements in the West Bank are illegal. This has caused a feud between Israel and the U.S. Trump has said Israel was being treated with “total disdain and disrespect” by the United Nations.
Immediately after Trump won the election, he and his wife were invited by President Obama to the White House to meet the First Lady. The meeting which was scheduled for fifteen minutes became a ninety-minute private meeting after which, Donald Trump, declared the President a “good man”.
Trump said, “I very much look forward to dealing with the president in the future, including counsel. He explained some of the difficulties, some of the high-flying assets and some of the really great things that have been achieved.”
President Obama added, “I want to emphasize to you, Mr President-elect, that we now are going to do everything we can to help you succeed because if you succeed, then the country succeeds.”
Sean Spicer, press secretary would not elaborate further on the nature of Trump’s tweet. He simply replied it speaks for itself.