President Trump has lashed out at his predecessor, Barack Obama where he took to his official twitter handle to simply tweet, Obamagate, while reacting to Obama’s comment on how his administration’s coronavirus response has been chaotic.
The former President in the private interview also expressed his concern over the Justice Department’s decision to drop the case against former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.
President Trump who after joining millions of Americans to celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday 10th May 2020, he took to his Twitter to tweet Obamagate and also retweeted various accounts, with many of the posts aimed at his predecessor.
In one tweet he simply wrote “OBAMAGATE!” In another post, in which he retweeted a supporter’s declaration that Obama was “the first Ex-President to ever speak against his successor,” Trump wrote, “He got caught, OBAMAGATE!”
Earlier on Sunday, Trump retweeted conservative commentator Buck Sexton, who claimed that “the outgoing president” an apparent reference to Obama “used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration.” Trump in his retweet wrote, “The biggest political crime in American history, by far!”
The president also retweeted multiple accounts that posted memes taking aim at Obama, including one account that posted a graphic of Obama over the slogan, “Watergate will look like a parking ticket.”
Trump’s Obama-related tweets were just some of the many comments he posted on Twitter Sunday, with others lashing out at figures including CNN’s Brian Stelter and NBC’s Chuck Todd.
According to the FoxNews, last week, Attorney General William Barr’s Justice Department dismissed the case against Flynn, Trump’s first national security adviser, which was seen as the key prosecution from Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign. Trump, along with other Republicans, seized on the decision and framed it as an example of a Democrat-manufactured plot to remove him from office.
Obama became ensnared in the unfolding drama after a private phone call between the former president and members of his administration were leaked to Yahoo News on Friday.
“The news over the last 24 hours I think has been somewhat downplayed — about the Justice Department dropping charges against Michael Flynn,” Obama reportedly said.
“And the fact that there is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free. That’s the kind of stuff where you begin to get worried that basic — not just institutional norms — but our basic understanding of rule of law is at risk,” he continued.
“And when you start moving in those directions, it can accelerate pretty quickly as we’ve seen in other places.”
Obamagate has been trending ever since Trump first made the tweet, and already gone the number one trending topic