Trump accuses Obama of blocking a smooth transition

By Harry Marcolis | Dec 28, 2016
U.S. President Elect Donald Trump is accusing Barack Obama of blocking his transition into the White House.

In the month immediately after being elected to the presidency, Trump praised U.S. sitting president, Barack Obama, for assisting in making the transition as smooth as possible. More recently, on Wednesday, Trump accused Obama of placing roadblocks in the way of an effective transition.

"Doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory President O statements and roadblocks.Thought it was going to be a smooth transition - NOT!," tweeted Trump on Wednesday.

The Trump transition team and the Obama administration have maintained a light verbal tension throughout the process of the change of presidency. Obama hosted Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the 75th Anniversary of the attack on the Hawaiian base.

"[The U.S. must resist] the urge to turn inward," said Obama during the visit. "[We must]resist the urge to demonize those who are different."

Many took the comments as aimed at Trump. Trump also took a few jabs at the Obama administration foreign policy. After the U.S. abstained from a U.N. vote on Israeli settlement construction, Trump took to Twitter to criticize the move ahead of the U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry speech on the Middle East.

"We cannot continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect. They used to have a great friend in the U.S., but.......not anymore. The beginning of the end was the horrible Iran deal, and now this (U.N.)! Stay strong Israel, January 20th is fast approaching!," tweeted Trump.

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