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Donald Trump and Barack Obama Have Not Spoken Since Inauguration Day: Report

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President Donald Trump and his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, have not spoken since the inauguration in January, according to the current commander-in-chief.

Trump, 70, told The Washington Times that it is “too bad” the two haven’t spoken since he assumed office, although he is not completely surprised.

“I wouldn’t say I’ve been exactly great to him, either,” the business mogul said.

Obama heavily campaigned for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton during election season, and his relationship with his successor has been rocky.

The duo met face-to-face at the White House soon after Trump won.

Obama said, “Most of all, I want to emphasize to you, Mr. President-elect, that we now are going to do everything we can to help you succeed because if you succeed then the country succeeds.”

Trump spoke after the president and called him a “very good man.”

“Mr. President, it was a great honor to meet you and I look forward to meeting with you many, many more times,” he said.

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In a series of Twitter posts in March, Trump accused Obama of ordering wiretapping at Trump Tower, writing, “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!”

Trump alleged that Obama bypassed a court rejection in order to carry out the alleged wiretapping, noting that “a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!”

A spokesperson for Obama quickly denied the allegations, calling Trump’s claims “simply false.”

“A cardinal rule of the Obama Administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice,” the spokesperson said. “As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White house official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen.”