President Donald Trump took aim at his predecessor for not responding forcefully enough to Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election in a Sunday tweet.
Why didn’t President Obama do something about the so-called Russian Meddling when he was told about it by the FBI before the Election? Because he thought Crooked Hillary was going to win, and he didn’t want to upset the apple cart! He was in charge, not me, and did nothing.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2018
Trump has long charged that former President Barack Obama responded in a weak manner to Russian interference and has brushed off criticism that he should do more to counter the threat. Trump is particularly incensed at criticism that his administration has not done enough to combat the Russian threat.
I have been much tougher on Russia than Obama, just look at the facts. Total Fake News!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2018
Trump and the White House consistently cite the distribution of arms to Ukraine, robust economic sanctions on Russia, and the expelling of Russian diplomats to underscore the president’s point.
Question: If all of the Russian meddling took place during the Obama Administration, right up to January 20th, why aren’t they the subject of the investigation? Why didn’t Obama do something about the meddling? Why aren’t Dem crimes under investigation? Ask Jeff Sessions!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2018