Donald Trump claims Barack Obama is ‘behind’ large-scale organized protests

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Trump made his comments during an interview at the White House with "Fox & Friends" anchors Steve Doocy, Brian Kilmeade and Ainsley Earhardt. Most of the interview will air Tuesday morning, in advance of Trump’s formal address to a joint session of Congress, but Fox released an excerpt Monday of his remarks about Obama.

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"I think he is behind it," Trump said. "I also think it’s politics. That’s the way it is."

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"In terms of him being behind things, that’s politics. "I think that President Obama is behind it because his people certainly are behind it," Trump said. It will probably continue."
Scott Applewhite – Pool/Getty Images) President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden walk through the Crypt of the Capitol for Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony, in Washington, January 20, 2017. (Photo by J.

In the interview, one of the Fox trio told Trump that Obama’s political group – presumably Organizing for Action, the successor group to Obama’s campaigns – was helping to organize activists to demonstrate, and asked the president whether he suspected Obama himself was behind the efforts.

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"In terms of achievement, I think I’d give myself an A. "In terms of messaging, I would give myself a C or a C plus," Trump said. Because I think I’ve done great things, but I don’t think I have – I and my people, I don’t think we’ve explained it well enough to the American public."
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In an interview Monday with Fox News Channel, Trump said that he believes his predecessor is helping to organize the protests.
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President Donald Trump claims his predecessor, Barack Obama, is "behind" the large-scale organization of activists who have continuously protested his first month in office.

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A spokesman for Obama did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

Trump has lambasted the town-hall demonstrators on social media, tweeting last week that they were "so-called angry crowds" and that the demonstrations were "planned out by liberal activists."

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In the interview, Trump offered high marks for his accomplishments in the White House, but he gave himself a "C" for messaging, conceding that he has not been able to properly explain what he’s done.