After weeks of warm words and promises of a smooth transition in the wake of maybe the most quarrelsome presidential election in entire history, President-elect Donald Trump grumbled Wednesday morning that the man he will prevail in office is hurling “roadblocks.”
“Doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory President O statements and roadblocks,” Trump tweeted, referring to President Barack Obama by his initial. “Thought it was going to be a smooth transition – NOT!”
The two men who had minimal positive to say in regards to each other on the battlefield apparently wiped the slate clean amid an Oval Office meeting that occurred days after Trump’s astonishing triumph in a month ago’s race. Obama and Trump have talked numerous circumstances from that point forward and both communicated enthusiasm for a consistent move between organizations. As of late as a week ago, approaching White House squeeze secretary Sean Spicer composed on Twitter that “the current WH has been unbelievably gracious … w/ making this transition as smooth as poss.”
However, the growing relationship between the president and president-elect has frayed in recent weeks, first over the appraisal of the FBI and CIA that the Russian government propelled cyberattacks focusing on the U.S. constituent process with the expectation of helping Trump’s candidacy. Trump has been unwilling to yield that appraisal, or even that Russia was behind the cyberattacks by any stretch of the imagination, a position that provoked basic comments from White House squeeze secretary Josh Earnest.
The president-elect additionally lashed out this week at the Obama organization over its unwillingness to guard Israel at the United Nations against a determination denouncing it for new settlement movement. He presented on Twitter on Christmas Eve that “the big loss yesterday for Israel in the United Nations will make it much harder to negotiate peace. Too bad, but we will get it done anyway!” He added Wednesday that “we cannot continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect” and urged Israel to “stay strong” because his inauguration on “January 20th is fast approaching!”
Obama additionally has made hidden reactions of Trump in different open comments, by implication assaulting the president-elect numerous circumstances amid his end-of-year news conference and in his remarks Tuesday at Pearl Harbor, where he cautioned that “even when hatred burns hottest, even when the tug of tribalism is at its most primal, we must resist the urge to turn inward. We must resist the urge to demonize those who are different.”
Also, in an interview with CNN’s David Axelrod, his former senior counselor, Obama said he was confident that he could have won a third term in a race against Trump running on his “trust and change” message. The president-elect disagreed.
“President Obama said that he thinks he would have won against me,” Trump wrote on Twitter Monday evening. “He should say that, but I say NO WAY! – jobs leaving, ISIS, OCare, etc.”