Trump Says He and Obama Had a 'Very, Very Good Talk' After Twitter Tiff
President-elect Donald Trump says he and President Barack Obama had a "very, very good talk"
“We had a very, very good talk,” Trump told pool reporters on the steps of his Mar-a-Lago resort Wednesday evening, just hours after he fired of a tweet accusing the president of putting up “roadblocks” to a smooth transition.
The president-elect added, “Our staffs have been getting along very well and I’m getting along very well with him, other than a couple of statements that I responded to and we talked about it and smiled about it and nobody is ever going to know because we are never going to be going against each other.”
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The White House released a statement on Obama and Trump’s call, saying it was “positive and focused on continuing a smooth and effective transition.”
“The president and president-elect committed to staying in touch over the next several weeks and agreed their respective teams would continue to work together to effectuate a smooth transition of power on January 20th,” the White House said.
Earlier this week, Trump appeared to turn on Obama over the president’s comments that he would have defeated Trump if he had been allowed to run for a third term.
“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 released Monday with David Axelrod, his friend and former adviser.
“I know that in conversations that I’ve had with people around the country, even some people who disagreed with me, they would say the vision, the direction that you point towards is the right one,” he added.
Hours later, Trump took to Twitter to respond, writing:
He followed up with more tweets:
And on Wednesday, he wrote: “Doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory President O statements and roadblocks.Thought it was going to be a smooth transition – NOT!”