President-elect Donald Trump has yet again taken to Twitter to slam a intended slight aimed at him. This time his target is the one and only President Barack Obama, which Trump states reneged on his assurance of a smooth transition between administrations.
Trump tweeted Wednesday that he is “doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory… statements and roadblocks” created by Obama. “Thought it was going to be a smooth transition – NOT!”
Doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory President O statements and roadblocks.Thought it was going to be a smooth transition – NOT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2016
Trump ostensibly backtracked his attacks about the transition later on Wednesday, the Huffington Post’s Christina Wilkie noted.
Trump just now: “I think [the transition’s going] very, very smoothly. Very good. You don’t think so?” 6h after he said the opposite VVVV https://t.co/R1Q6OuCMf2
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) December 28, 2016
The dig at Obama came just after the outgoing president manufactured a comment Monday that he would have won a third term in the White House if it had been feasible.
“If I had run again and articulated it, I think I could’ve mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it,” Obama informed ex – adviser David Axelrod in the course of an interview for “The Axe Files” podcast. “I know that in conversations that I’ve had with people around the country, even some people who disagreed with me, they would say the vision, the direction that you point towards is the right one.”
It’s not the first time this week Trump has taken a hit at Obama on Twitter over the statements.
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.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 26, 2016
President Obama campaigned hard (and personally) in the very important swing states, and lost.The voters wanted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2016
Trump has likewise consistently belittled Obama over the current administration’s choice not to veto a United Nations Security Council resolution that ruined Israel’s settlements in the West Bank; the US abstained in the course of the vote, allowing for it to pass. Trump carried on those criticisms on Wednesday morning in advance of a speech by Secretary of State John Kerry about the choice.
The transition between administrations started off properly enough, with Trump and Obama praising each other’s endeavours during their first meeting, when a planned 15-minute meet-and-greet evolved into a 90-minute occasion two days after the election.
Obama called the meeting an “excellent conversation” and included that he was “very encouraged” by Trump’s motivation to work with the outgoing administration. Trump detailed the first meeting he ever had with Obama as an “honor,” including that he would pursue to look for Obama’s counsel after he departs office. The two have spoken by phone several times since the November face-to-face.
While the White House rejected to comment on the escalating back-and-forth between Trump and Obama week, based on the Washington Post, transition spokesman Sean Spicer did deal with the appearing fight between the two administrations while in a conference call with reporters.
Spicer initially rejected to expand upon on Trump’s tweets, stating they “speak for themselves,” but he later explained that Obama and his administration are actually “very generous with their time” during the transition process and useful with “mechanical” difficulties.
Trump has long been belittled for being quick to bypass traditional media to discharge a torrent of tweets after real and observed slights. On Wednesday morning, even ahead of the president-elect’s tweet about Obama, CNN anchor Don Lemon indicated that news outlets avoid from covering Trump’s Twitter tantrums, in so doing forcing the president-elect to turn to the mainstream media to communicate.
Some Obama proponents indicate that Obama could ‒ and should ‒ ratchet up the sparring by “going nuclear” in opposition to Trump and the Republican Party, which declined to work with the president during his two terms in office. One way to do that would be through a offer that is gaining steam in op-eds and on social media: utilizing recess appointments on January 3 to fill the 103 current openings in the federal judiciary, which includes rendering Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland a seat on the High Court without a Senate confirmation hearing.
The move, referred to as going nuclear in political circles, would have to happen between the official adjournment ‒ sine die ‒ of the 114th Congress and the swearing-in of the 115th Congress. Such an motion might be of questionable legality, based on advocate Ed Kilgore, but would not be unprecedented. President Teddy Roosevelt, a Republican, made 193 appointments during the so-called “infinitesimal recess” of 1903 between the end of a special session of Congress and the beginning of the regular session. Furthermore, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, also a Republican, named a Supreme Court justice as a recess appointment.
There is no telling how Trump may respond to such a drastic action from Obama when he has been so verbal about the outgoing president’s critiques of his popularity and strategies for his upcoming time in the White House. Trump has assured to undo much of Obama’s policies over the next four (or eight) years. For his part, Obama has assured the incoming administration will present continuity ‒ particularly in foreign affairs ‒.in spite of Trump’s condemnation of the White House’s policies in Iran, Syria, Cuba and Israel.
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