He spied on me: Trump hits back at Obama after he calls US President unfit for office
As former US President Barack Obama tore into President Donald Trump saying he is deeply unfit for the office he hold, Trump hit back in a barrage of tweets and said the former president spied on his campaign.
Trump took to Twitter to hit back at the Democrats as Barack Obama accused him of “treating the presidency as anything but one more reality show that he can use to get the attention he craves.”
“HE SPIED ON MY CAMPAIGN, AND GOT CAUGHT,” Trump tweeted on Thursday. Federal officials surveilled associates of Trump’s 2016 campaign through legally obtained court warrants as part of a counterintelligence investigation into Russian election interference.
“WHY DID HE REFUSE TO ENDORSE SLOW JOE UNTIL IT WAS ALL OVER, AND EVEN THEN WAS VERY LATE? WHY DID HE TRY TO GET HIM NOT TO RUN?” Trump added, referencing his predecessor’s decision to wait until the Democratic primary was largely wrapped up before throwing his weight behind Joe Biden.
Trump also characterized Kamala Harris’ earlier criticism of Joe Biden, saying, “BUT DIDN’T SHE CALL HIM A RACIST??? DIDN’T SHE SAY HE WAS INCOMPETENT??” Harris specifically said Biden wasn’t racist, and she didn’t call him incompetent.
Barack Obama also assailed his successor, Donald Trump, as deeply unfit for the office he occupies and argued that voting for his former vice president, Joe Biden, was necessary to ensure the survival of American democracy.
"He's shown no interest in putting in the work; no interest in finding common ground; no interest in using the awesome power of his office to help anyone but himself and his friends; no interest in treating the presidency as anything but one more reality show that he can use to get the attention he craves," Obama said of Trump during the third night of the Democratic National Convention.
After avoiding direct criticism for most of Trump's first term, the scathing broadsides from Obama constituted an unusually harsh appraisal of one president by another - although Trump has rarely hesitated to attack Obama, often leveling accusations of misconduct without evidence.
Obama blamed Trump for the 170,000 Americans who have died from the coronavirus, the millions of jobs lost to the ensuing recession and the diminishment of the country's democratic principles at home and abroad.