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Trump Accuses Obama Of Being Behind Protests, Leaks

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 5:56
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In an interview with Fox & Friends that aired early Tuesday morning, President Trump blamed former President Obama for protests against him and other Republicans, as well as “possibly” some of the leaks from the White House: “I think President Obama’s behind it, because his people are certainly behind it.”

Trump was asked if he believed Obama was responsible for the town hall protests against Republicans this month: “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?” Trump was asked.

“No, I think he is behind it, because his people are certainly behind it. I also think it is politics, that’s the way it is,” Trump replied.

Trump says Obama is “behind” the protests at GOP town halls and leaks coming from the White House pic.twitter.com/HAPhHIEtzU

— Jon Passantino (@passantino) February 28, 2017

Trump 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. 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.“

Trump did not offer any evidence for his claim in the clip released by Fox Monday night. CNN reported that it has reached out to Obama’s office for comment. A broad coalition of groups including Organizing For Action, the SEIU, MoveOn.org and the Center for American Progress have been working to help with grassroots organizing around GOP town halls.

Organizing for Action, the group formed from Obama’s campaign organization, has 14 professional organizers, for example, who are involved in teaching local activists skills to effectively vocalize opposition to the GOP’s top agenda items.

Earlier this month, Trump told Fox News that reports of his calls with the leaders of Mexico and Australia were caused by leaks from “Obama people.”

Trump’s administration has been plagued by leaks within his administration to the media, and he has continually railed against those doing the leaking and the media since taking office, even slamming the FBI for being unable to root out the leakers. He has said the leaks are damaging to national security.

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And speaking of the leaks, Trump said that he would’ve handled the crackdown on government leaks differently than Sean Spicer, having “one-on-one sessions with a few people,” instead of the way White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer did it: in an “emergency meeting” for White House communications staffers where he asked them to dump their phones on the table for a “phone check” to prove they had nothing to hide.

.@POTUS reacts to WH staffers’ phone check: “I would’ve handled it differently than Sean, but Sean handles it his way & I’m ok with it” pic.twitter.com/hZPta7GX35

— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) February 28, 2017

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Additionally, Trump also discussed accusations that he is a racist, especially in the aftermath of the Acamdey Awards where the topic prevailed, and wrote them off as “purely politics.”

“I can’t [take racist accusations personally]…I have to write it off as purely politics.” –@POTUS pic.twitter.com/vxSM1ztsVu

— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) February 28, 2017

“It just seems the other side whenever they are losing badly they always pull out the race card,” Trump said in response to a question on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends” about host Jimmy Kimmel’s comments Sunday night at the Academy Awards.

“I’ve watched it for years. I’ve watched it against Ronald Reagan. I’ve watched it against so many other people. And they always like pulling out the race card,” Trump added. “The fact is I did pretty well, much better than past people in the Republican Party in the recent election having to do with Hispanics, having to do with African Americans, did pretty well or I wouldn’t be sitting here. I mean if I didn’t get numbers that were at least as good or better I wouldn’t be sitting here.”

When asked if he takes the attacks personally, Trump responded, “I can’t” and added that “I consider it a very serious violation when they say it and I have to write it off as being purely politics.”

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Finally, Trump said he would give himself an “A” in achievement but in messaging a “C or C plus.” “In terms of messaging, I would give myself a C or a C plus,” Trump said. “In terms of achievement I think I’d give myself an A. Because I’ve done great things, but I don’t think we’ve explained it well enough to the American people.”

How would @POTUS grade himself?
Effort: A+
Messaging: C or C+
Achievement: A pic.twitter.com/2Pm0SxY71h

— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) February 28, 2017

The President also gave himself an “A” for “effort.”

Markets will be closely watching Trump’s address to Congress in just over 13 hours, and grading him on every word to come out of his mouth, with some speculating that lack of any explicit, and overdue, details about his economic plans could be the final nail in the nearly four month old reflation trade.



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  • wiseoldlady

    Certainly ovomit is behind the leaks. Am sure the WH is bugged to the hilt. Have you had a crew go in and dismantle the oval office yet??? Why hasn’t ovomit/Soros been arrested yet?????

  • Man

    how many unproven Trump assertions are there now? I am still waiting for the proof of 3 million illegal voters.

    • Just me

      Trump is a petulant little bully child.

  • Pharisees.org

    The Illuminati (aka Freemason) card game, control a group score some points. They got their tentacles guiding all kinds of groups to go on the attack against Trump. Meryl Streep and that sort of thing. Might even be they have Obama arrested for sedition of a sitting president, if they want to kick off a race war. Nazis love race wars. It could all be show, with Obama arrested, or his double, and eventually let out the back door, or actually be. Nazis hate blacks.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQDN3DXij7Q

    Vid link Trump co-chair on campaign said Michelle Obama a man, should go back to Africa, be the male he is. When Joan Rivers outed M.Obama as a man, she died susiciously, doc doing something he should have known not to do. Wasn’t the time to reveal that stuff, now is.

    The Nazi pysops run deep, and the played are the Christians, that is the target audience for getting riled up because it is Freemason third war Christianity v Islam, so got to get that miltant Christianity going first, and the path already laid to bring it about, including gay black president, first tranny black FLOTUS.
    ============================
    Zerohedge is among those alternative media news sites that still depict Trump as an embattled president fighting the Federal Reserve bank. Nazi Drumpf placed Goldman Sachs men all around him, including Nazi Steve Bannon a former GS man. The FR is going to fund Trump’s military, and begin to take back welfare to the masses and businessman Drumpf shall not oppose. The monetary policy awaits the fiscal policy. How the FR will proceed forward based on the US budget. Alan Greenspan said must build up military and slash social spending. Nazi Drumpf is going to do that. Already increased military spending by a reported $54 billion for 2017. Strong man Nazi Drumpf in office will have no compassion on people, especially blacks and Hispanics, and cracking heads is a joy to Nazis, and a way to get that war-like mentality going among the Americans. There is a core the Nazi Drumpf administration wants to build up: white Christian Americans. It can be no other way because Nazi Steve Bannon wants all Americans united under Judeo-Christianity, which is code for Zionist Christian Nazi, and the bulk of people who go for that sort of thing are white Christians. The KKK does not disavow the bible. And Paul’s gospel is not an offense to evil people, but welcomes them. It is only children of Hell who convert to Paul’s gospel (Matthew 23:15, Acts 23:6).

    Steve Bannon coming out of alt right (Nazi) media, Breitbart, is saavy on use of media to get that union under Judeo-Christianity going.

  • Big dog.../small fish...

    That demented baboon can’t stand people WHO DON’T LIKE HIM.

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