Former President Obama had a simple one-word message for the American people on Thursday after his successor went after him on social media: Vote.
Obama’s one-word tweet came after President Trump again tweeted him in a series of deranged messages on Twitter, promoting the term “Obamagate” and demanding that Senate Republicans call on the former president to testify on Capitol Hill.
The former president shared similar messages on Facebook and Instagram, calling on supporters to “vote.”
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 14, 2020
Trump has accused Obama administration officials of unspecified crimes in recent days while Senate Republicans are ramping up their investigations into Obama’s admin.
Trump earlier Thursday retweeted his message referring to “Obamagate” and also demanded that Senate Republicans call on Obama to testify, blasting what he called “the biggest political crime and scandal in the history of the USA” and claiming that Obama “knew EVERYTHING.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 14, 2020
In several tweets since the weekend, Trump also promoted what he termed “Obamagate” and retweeted a supporter’s declaration that Obama was “the first Ex-President to ever speak against his successor.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2020
He got caught, OBAMAGATE! https://t.co/oV6fum0zIS
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 11, 2020
When pressed by reporters on Monday about what crime he was accusing Obama of committing following his tweets over the weekend, Trump declined to name a specific crime.
“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 said when asked to name the crime.