Just when you thought it was safe to turn Twitter down from '11', president-elect Donald Trump unleashes a triple whammy tweet-storm against the Obama administration, "shocking" the mainstream media with his frankness.
First, he took direct aim at Obama, assuing the outgoing president of hobbling the transition to the Republican’s administration by unspecified "inflammatory" statements and "roadblocks," as tensions between the two men spilled into the open less than a month before Inauguration Day.
Doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory President O statements and roadblocks.Thought it was going to be a smooth transition - NOT!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2016
Then unloaded a double-tweet aimed at the treatment of Israel. As a reminder, last week, Obama ordered Samantha Power to abstain from a vote on a resolution declaring Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal, allowing the measure to pass. Obama also said in an interview published by CNN on Monday that he would have beaten Trump, had he run for a third term.
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.......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2016
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2016
As Bloomberg adds, the recent theatrics override the attempt by the two to mend relations: "after years of insults between the two men predating Trump’s run for the presidency, the real estate developer met with Obama shortly after the election and praised his character while promising to retain some initiatives, including portions of Obama’s signature health-care law. Both men have said they’ve spoken by phone more than once after that meeting. But their relations, at least in public, appear to have recently broken down."
And, as Obama ends his 'reign' with scorched earth tactics - somehow aimed at protecting his legacy - we suspect Trump's first 100 days will be spent busily unscrambling these eggs.