President Donald Trump just made the boldest accusation against former president Barack Obama: He believes Obama is at fault for the leaks regarding his administration’s alleged problems. In an interview with Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends that aired Tuesday, hosts asked Trump about the town halls and protests that have been spiraling since he took office.
If you’re confused, let’s play catch up: Recently, several protests have taken place world wide, addressing concerns about Trump’s administration. Many have begun to question the future of transgender rights, reproductive rights, and the immigration policy. There has also been the heated debate over the repeal of the Affordable Care Act…basically everything has gone to shit since he took office.
I’m not exactly blaming him (because it’s not JUST him), but I am bitching about certain decisions he’s made along with his backers. Either way, it’s not looking pretty for us.
Host: “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: “No, I think that President Obama’s behind it because his people are certainly behind it. And some of the leaks possibly come from that group, you know, some of the leaks – which are very serious leaks, because they’re very bad in terms of national security.”
He didn’t stop there. Trump added, “I also understand that’s politics. And in terms of him being behind things, that’s politics. And it will probably continue.”
Of course, there isn’t any actual evidence pinning Obama or his former staffers to the leaks. Actually, right after the election Obama actually highlighted the importance of a peaceful transition of power and said he would give Trump space and “room to govern.”
Towards the end of the interview with Fox & Friends, Trump graded himself on his presidency so far. He gave himself an A+ for effort, A for achievement, and a C or C+ on messaging. It’s still too soon to know if this grading is accurate. All we can do now is wait and hope for the best.