President Donald Trump on Monday doubled down on his accusation that President Obama committed the “biggest political crime in American history, by far” during a White House press briefing.
“Mr. President, in one of your Mother’s day tweets, you appear to accuse President Obama of the biggest political crime in American history by far, those were your words,” Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker told the president.
“What crime exactly are you accusing President Obama of committing and do you believe the Justice Department should prosecute him,” the reporter asked.
“Obamagate! It’s been going on for a long time,” Trump responded. “It’s been going on from before I even got elected. And it’s a disgrace that it even happened and if you look at what’s gone on. You look at now all of this information that’s being released and from what I understand that’s only the beginning. Some terrible things happened and it should never be allowed to happen on our country again.”
“And you’ll be seeing what’s going on over the next – over the coming weeks and I wish you’d write honestly about it but unfortunately, you choose not to do so,” he added.
“What is the crime exactly that you are accusing him of?” the reporter asked.
“You know what the crime is. The crime is very obvious to everybody. All you have to do is read the newspapers, except yours,” Trump fired back.
Reporter: "What is the crime exactly that you're accusing [President Obama] of?"
President Trump: "You know what the crime. The crime is very obvious to everybody. All you have to do is read the newspapers, except yours." pic.twitter.com/vpvy2VlKqc
— The Hill (@thehill) May 11, 2020