Trump Accuses Obama Of Being Behind Protests, Leaks

Tyler Durden's picture

In an interview with Fox & Friends that aired early Tuesday morning, President Trump blamed former President Obama for protests against him and other Republicans, as well as "possibly" some of the leaks from the White House: “I think President Obama’s behind it, because his people are certainly behind it."

Trump was asked if he believed Obama was responsible for the town hall protests against Republicans this month: "It turns out his organization seems to do a lot of these organizing to some of the protests that these Republicans are seeing around the country against you. Do you believe President Obama is behind it and if he is, is that a violation of the so-called unsaid presidents' code?" Trump was asked.

"No, I think he is behind it, because his people are certainly behind it. I also think it is politics, that's the way it is," Trump replied.

Trump discussed the leaks that have disrupted his first month in office: "You never know what's exactly happening behind the scenes. You know, you're probably right or possibly right, but you never know. No, I think that President Obama is behind it because his people are certainly behind it. And some of the leaks possibly come from that group, which are really serious because they are very bad in terms of national security. But I also understand that is politics. In terms of him being behind things, that's politics. And it will probably continue."

Trump did not offer any evidence for his claim in the clip released by Fox Monday night. CNN reported that it has reached out to Obama's office for comment. A broad coalition of groups including Organizing For Action, the SEIU, MoveOn.org and the Center for American Progress have been working to help with grassroots organizing around GOP town halls.

Organizing for Action, the group formed from Obama's campaign organization, has 14 professional organizers, for example, who are involved in teaching local activists skills to effectively vocalize opposition to the GOP's top agenda items.

Earlier this month, Trump told Fox News that reports of his calls with the leaders of Mexico and Australia were caused by leaks from "Obama people."

Trump's administration has been plagued by leaks within his administration to the media, and he has continually railed against those doing the leaking and the media since taking office, even slamming the FBI for being unable to root out the leakers. He has said the leaks are damaging to national security.

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And speaking of the leaks, Trump said that he would've handled the crackdown on government leaks differently than Sean Spicer, having "one-on-one sessions with a few people," instead of the way White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer did it: in an "emergency meeting" for White House communications staffers where he asked them to dump their phones on the table for a "phone check" to prove they had nothing to hide.

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Additionally, Trump also discussed accusations that he is a racist, especially in the aftermath of the Acamdey Awards where the topic prevailed, and wrote them off as “purely politics.”

“It just seems the other side whenever they are losing badly they always pull out the race card,” Trump said in response to a question on Fox News’s “Fox & Friends” about host Jimmy Kimmel’s comments Sunday night at the Academy Awards.

“I’ve watched it for years. I’ve watched it against Ronald Reagan. I’ve watched it against so many other people. And they always like pulling out the race card,” Trump added. “The fact is I did pretty well, much better than past people in the Republican Party in the recent election having to do with Hispanics, having to do with African Americans, did pretty well or I wouldn’t be sitting here. I mean if I didn’t get numbers that were at least as good or better I wouldn’t be sitting here.”

When asked if he takes the attacks personally, Trump responded, “I can’t" and added that “I consider it a very serious violation when they say it and I have to write it off as being purely politics.”

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Finally, Trump said he would give himself an "A" in achievement but in messaging a "C or C plus." "In terms of messaging, I would give myself a C or a C plus," Trump said. "In terms of achievement I think I'd give myself an A. Because I've done great things, but I don't think we've explained it well enough to the American people."

The President also gave himself an "A" for "effort."

Markets will be closely watching Trump's address to Congress in just over 13 hours, and grading him on every word to come out of his mouth, with some speculating that lack of any explicit, and overdue, details about his economic plans could be the final nail in the nearly four month old reflation trade.

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BigFatUglyBubble's picture

It was Bush's fault.

"And some of the leaks possibly come from that group, which are really serious because they are very bad in terms of national security."

But Candidate Trump thought Wikileaks were just great...

StackShinyStuff's picture

"Trump did not offer any evidence for his claim..."  When are these idiots going to figure out that it matters not to Trump whether his statements are factual or not.  His only goal is to get the press talking about HIM.  And they fall for it every time.  This is highly entertaining!

beemasters's picture

Why Trump can't say "Soros", I'll never understand.

ATM's picture

Why can't he just say Communists?

Akzed's picture

The Bolshevik leadership was 90% non-Russian Jews. Half of the rest were "shabbos goyim" married to Jews. They hated Russians and Russia. It was in no sense the "proletariat" rising up against Tzarist oppression, except in the minds of the useful idiot stooges. (Were the Kulaks not proletarians?) Don't forget, there was a lengthy multi-lateral civil war in russia after the initial Revolution. One side didn't just overthrow the other.

A more civilized and urbane version of Bolshevik today is what we call "neo-cons." Look for history to rhyme.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) beemasters Feb 28, 2017 8:31 AM

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Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) beemasters Feb 28, 2017 8:25 AM

because Soros is a jew

remember the guy on the bridge in NY during BLM march, he had a bag of hammers.

he was a jew and the jew judge just let him go.

im thinking these dudes almost never go to jail unless they stole like Madoff from other rich jews

Paul Kersey's picture

"because Soros is a jew"

Just curious, Chris, but as one of the foremost joo haters on this site, are you for bringing back the ovens? And, if so, are you for baking Trump's grandchildren in those ovens? After all, Soros is just another manifestation of Orwell's Emanuel Goldstein. We are living in Orwell's vision.

And, before you turn this back on me, and remind me of all my anti-goldmanite posts (which I stand by), my position is that, although I hate feeling that the U.S. economy is controlled by joos, I don't hate anyone for the religion that they were born into.

By the way, I live in a part of the South where there are pretty much no joos or mooslems, but where the good old boy developers control the county commissioners and city councils, and are constantly destroying my quality of life and are using my own money (constantly increasing the taxes I'm forced to pay) to do so. Social Darwinism is alive and well everywhere in the in the world, but especially so in the U.S.

HenryKissingerChurchill's picture

joo haters on this site, are you for bringing back the ovens?
you talk like a Kalergi plan outcome!... read 
-Kalergi plan (miscegenation into low IQ brown mongrels) / also Hooton plan
-George Soros leaks on the Merkel plan

-Barbara divörsity Lerner Spectre
"I think there is a resurgence of anti-Semitism because at this point in time Europe has not yet learned how to be multicultural. And I think we are going to be part of the throes of that transformation, which must take place. Europe is not going to be the monolithic societies they once were in the last century. Jews are going to be at the centre of that. It’s a huge transformation for Europe to make. They are now going into a multicultural mode and Jews will be resented because of our leading role. But without that leading role and without that transformation, Europe will not survive." ~ Barbara Lerner Spectre
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFE0qAiofMQ

Nothing to see here, it is just a plan to turn europe into a future race of mongrel Jew-worshippers... now deployed worldwide.

Paul Kersey's picture

"Barbara divörsity Lerner Spectre"

With the way that Zionists hate mooslems, don't you think it's doubtful that this Spectre, whomever she is, is speaking for all the joos that are fleeing France because of the mooslems? That's like thinking that Nancy Pelosi speaks for Americans.

Giant Meteor's picture

Excellent commentary, and the money shot ..

"By the way, I live in a part of the South where there are pretty much no joos or mooslems, but where the good old boy developers control the county commissioners and city councils, and are constantly destroying my quality of life and are using my own money (constantly increasing the taxes I'm forced to pay) to do so."

Everyone, wants a piece of the "good life." And no surprise here, many will steal from others, to acheive it.

Ahhh, but the divided and conquered people, line up for the game ...

Pass the fucking popcorn ..

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

What you describe is the core of the issue, the feral nature of man. I believe Christianity was an attempt at civilizing this base nature which can be found in Christ's teachings but later, when the hierarchy of the church structure was built on this, it embodied that what it was trying to eliminate.

Greedy, powerseeking people will find what they desire in any group of people. Perhaps they simply have more drive and fixation on purpose. Add in the fact one is a Chosen Person of God and you have quite a formidable ideology. Then consider small percentage of psychopaths in that group who can destroy society, they are the ones who need to be eliminated. Unfortunately they are very intelligent and hide in the shadows where they prefer to wield their power.

Mr and I sometimes bemoan the fact we will never be rich or successful. Basically we have admitted to each other we have none of the characteristics that would make us so. We can't destroy, out compete or take from others for our personal gain. We just wish we could live our lives in peace and be left alone.

Miffed

Giant Meteor's picture

Thank you and yes, indeed. I was raised in a household much the way you describe. Father was the first to admit, he was not a "money" guy. Strictly a means to an end, to have a humble place to hang his hat, when that is, he was not living on a boat at the summer camp with mother.

He is no longer with us, and we had our "times" of head banging, father son type stuff, but truth be told he still remains an inspiration to me, in that he was aware of the everyday bullshit, especially in his work environment, systems management, the pecking order etc. but never betrayed his true passion and inspiration for a simple life, which in his case revolved around water.

He and mother had built a 27' gaff rigged sailboat, hand laid fiberglass on the weekends. Canabalized quality wood for working the interior designs, and other materials as needed, on the cheap. He designed the sail plan himself. He had no previous experience in any of it, started with a set of plans, which if memory serves me, he paid $300.00 for. He was trained in his work field, but never attended college. He was well read, and well educated, albeit, self taught. He never sold out to anyone, for anything. Treated others as they would themselves be treated. Honest some might say, to a fault.

He could also be at times too, a hard man. Head strong, stubborn, and fiercely independent. Many called him friend.

They both lived aboard the sailboat after he and mother left the work force, kept a humble camp in the Fingerlakes region, and eventually traded up, and lived aboard a 33 foot 1957 wooden Chris Craft, also in that locale.

Truth is, a man or woman needs very little to live the "good life." Of course that may vary by definition.

My own personal philosophy, like fathers, "less is more."

Akzed's picture

Just curious, Chris, but as one of the foremost joo haters on this site, are you for bringing back the ovens?

 

Please be clear, which ones? The ones on Ellis Island, maybe?

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Paul Kersey Feb 28, 2017 11:50 AM

Ovens? LOL

why didn't include the soap and lampshades?

250K Jews tops died during WWll and mostly they were from allied bombing raids.

The ovens were built by the Jew controlled Soviets after the war.

Should do some research before policing my words and thoughts. This is still America dude!

Trumps grandchildren are none of my concern.

Giant Meteor's picture

Perhaps because POTUS was up to his eyeballs with the dark lord iin business dealings, late 90's ?

Just a hunch here .. a certain loan deal that brought up a matter of "money laundering" among other things ..

Which was apparently "handled" by the parties involved, and suddenly went "dark."

 

chunga's picture

Still the #1 thing Trump's got going for him is that he's not Hill'rey. The rest of it is fading fast.

new game's picture

same hope and make merican great shit. no playa de karma game here. fuk em all. 

follow the money and influence and you will NEVER be fooled...

bowie28's picture

"Trump did not offer any evidence for his claim..."

This from the same "news" orgs that accepted and parroted the "Russia hacked the election" narrative based on anonymous sources and never once made the same disclaimer about no evidence being offered.

Akzed's picture

The Russia-hacked-the-election meme is designed to distract from the content of Podsta's emails: Period.

MFL5591's picture

Trump did not say it was Obama, he was asked if it could be Obama and he said yes.  Another play with words by the scumbag media!  I put nothing past that Marxist Criminal scumbag!

Mike Masr's picture

Just like there was zero evidence to back up the bullshit Russian hacking and Russian interference narrative.  

chubbar's picture

Here is another plan by these fucking assholes to disrespect the president

http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-dem-invited-immigrants-to-heckle-trump-during-speech-to-congress.html

It's incredible how intolerant and full of hate these Dems are, can anyone imagine what the press would have done if the GOP had organized a group to come in and heckle Obama? I hope the ICE folks are outside checking papers on the immigrants and arrest those illegals right there for deportation. What a bunch of assholes these people are.

Trump should just refuse to even address these people if these idiots start disrupting the event.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) chubbar Feb 28, 2017 11:58 AM

He should just walkout the hell out!

Kidbuck's picture

We have a Ubangi in the fuel supply.
Both the Whitehouse and ZH seem affected of late.

Zorba's idea's picture

The evidence is in plain sight as it has been for some time...like my 4 year old grandson with chocolate all over his face...Mikey, did you get into grandma's chocolate chips?  Pffffffff

Occams_Razor_Trader's picture

Nice- next they'll tell us the NY Post is pro- Trump.

TheLastTrump's picture

IT IS.

 

The WaPO is hostile. NYPO has been very balanced coverage. Owned by Dow Jones who owns FOX IIRC.

Giant Meteor's picture

News flash, FOX really isn't fair and balanced, although their election coverage was indeed first rate.

One cannot however selectively "hate" the MSM, whom all have an agenda, and ax to grind. Admittedly it goes to preference, rather one like grape koolaid or cherry koolaid .. I get that, but in the end it is still just water, with lots of sugar.

I would only add, FOX also has ladies with nicer breasts ..

jus_lite_reading's picture

Dumb fuck, wikileaks were exposing CORRUPTION of the DNC. These leaks are simply making it impossible to govern this country and putting our security at risk.

Trump is right again.

BigFatUglyBubble's picture

Trump's Bloviating Zio-Imperialistic pro-MIC foreign policy is putting our security at risk

 

sister tika's picture

BigFatUglyBubble

Member for 6 weeks 4 days

TheLastTrump's picture

Lame. You're implying that one only has worth on ZH if they've been around a long time. You would be wrong, and illogical to boot.

 

That shit for brains is easily attackable across the entire facet of his deceitful conversation, no need to try to take the lazy mans way out.

UnclePhester's picture
UnclePhester (not verified) TheLastTrump Feb 28, 2017 9:35 AM

Yep, that's the LAME PUSSY way out.

 

WB7 likes to employ that LAME PUSSY tactic too.

jus_lite_reading's picture

WB7 is pointing out Shareblue turd trolls get paid Tree Fiddy to come here. Fuck off. If you didn't get with the program at least 4 years ago then you are prob a Soros trol

sister tika's picture

You can turn off the bold type now, newbie. Everyone 'hears you' clearly enough.

The more you run your mouth at this chat board, the less people will read your comments. You don't know that because you haven't been here long enough. Capeesh?

Giant Meteor's picture

On the other hand, bow before no man, no master. Plainly said,, it matters not a wit, if he has been here for one day. Cannot fault others with whom you may have honest disagreement. Better to put forth your own argument, and "longevity" don't cut it.

Dirt has been around a long time too. Doesn't neccessarily mean it knows anything ..

 

swmnguy's picture

The "Member Since..." information isn't as useful as some seem to believe.  I've seen a number of posters re-appear under new names.

As you say, always best to deal with what's in front of you and what you can see, not what you think you can infer.

gespiri's picture

Hey moron:

Wikileaks (I'd throw in Snowden and Manning in there too) were great since it unmasked a great deal of crime and corruption done by the U.S. gov't against it's own citizens and other countries.  

The leaks in the WH which wrongly implicated Flynn, conversations with Mexico, Russia, and other state leaders did not uncover anything illegal and goes against the notion of national security/state secrets.

Compare this to someone telling you they saw/heard your wife banging someone else versus finding out she was going to throw you a surprise party.

BigFatUglyBubble's picture

How do you know these leaks aren't fake and intentional to rally more support around this false underdog schtick he's got going.  "Trump against the World."  Give me a break.  Same thing with the FAKE Holocaust.  Trump is not your friend.  If you want to know who his friends are, look at his cabinet.

gespiri's picture

Perhaps they are, perhaps they aren't.  But you have to agree that these leaks are uncovering a lot of what is wrong with the gov't and many of the politicians who have overstayed their positions and have become corrupt.

TheLastTrump's picture

TOOL.

 

Your Democrat Leftist shithead shills in the media have already taken credit for these leaks.

 

You are a liar, saying things in posts that you have to know are falsehoods. You're not worth reading.

David DeGerolamo's picture

There is a difference when leaks impact national security. However, the information that was leaked by Snowden concerning illegal surveillance was never addressed by the government. Whether Snowden was a whistleblower or a traitor, the NSA is still illegally spying on the people. Bread and circuses.

Occams_Razor_Trader's picture

WikiLeaks exposed corruption in the DNC- a private organization.

Leaks are coming from our tax funded intelligence agencies undermining OUR country- Fuckwad.

Big DIFFERENCE!

halcyon's picture

Obama?! That sock puppet?

Get real!
There are forces much darker, stronger and organized behind what's coming.

And you haven't seen nuttin' yet.

Unfortunately...