Trump: Obama ‘Lost’ in Key Swing States for Clinton
President-elect Donald Trump said on Tuesday that President Barack Obama failed to help Hillary Clinton win key swing states in November’s election.
President Obama campaigned hard (and personally) in the very important swing states, and lost.The voters wanted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2016
The Hill reports:
Trump’s tweet Tuesday came as the lobby of Trump Tower in New York City was briefly evacuated due to a suspicious package, which turned out to be a bag with children’s toys.
The president-elect is spending the holidays at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., and was not at his Manhattan high rise during the brief evacuation.
Trump and Obama have mostly shied away from directly criticizing each other since last month’s election, but Trump fired back after Obama argued he could have won a third White House term if allowed.
“You know, I’m confident in this vision because I’m confident that if I – if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could’ve mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it,” Obama said in an interview with David Axelrod, his former senior adviser.
Obama was defending his vision of “one America,” a philosophy he laid out during a high-profile appearance at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.
Trump on Monday responded by insisting he could defeat Obama in a head-to-head election matchup.
“President Obama said that he thinks he would have won against me,” Trump tweeted. “He should say that, but I say NO WAY! – jobs leaving, ISIS, [ObamaCare], etc.”
Obama campaigned extensively for Clinton before her upset loss to Trump last month.
Neither candidate captured a majority of the vote, but Trump won a majority of the Electoral College and thus the presidency.
Trump’s win was driven in part by victories in traditionally blue states such as Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
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