Trump Makes U-Turn, Now Says `Obama Transitioning Smoothly’

Donald Trump has reversed himself hours after complaining on Twitter that outgoing President Barack Obama was constituting “roadblocks” to a smooth transition of power.

Agency report

President Barack Obama (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb) and President-Elect Donald Trump
President Barack Obama and President-Elect Donald Trump/ (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)

Donald Trump has reversed himself hours after complaining on Twitter that outgoing President Barack Obama was constituting “roadblocks” to a smooth transition of power.

A News Agency of Nigeria report says that the president-elect had tweeted that there had been “many inflammatory statements” and “roadblocks” from Obama.

“Doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory President Obama statements and roadblocks.

“Thought it was going to be a smooth transition – NOT!” Trump had tweeted.

However, the incoming president, in a remark to journalists later on Wednesday, was reported to have said that the transition into the White House was going “very, very smoothly”.

Trump receives Obama’s call

The president-elect was also reported to have told reporters that he received a phone call from Obama, adding that they had “a very nice time”.

“Oh, I think [the transition is going] very, very smoothly. It’s very good. You don’t think so?”

“He [Obama] phoned me. We had a very nice conversation.

“We had a very general conversation. Very, very nice. Appreciated that he called,” Trump said in a broadcast monitored by NAN Correspondent on the network.

Trump also again, told reporters outside his Mar-a-Lago residence that he and Obama “had a good talk about things”.

“He [Obama] was in Hawaii. It was a very nice call and I actually thought we covered a lot of territory.

…it was a great conversation

“Our staffers are 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’re never going to be going against each other in that way. It was a great conversation,” Trump said of the call with Obama.

The White House also confirmed that Obama called Trump from Hawaii, where Obama is on vacation with his family.

The White House described the call as “positive” and focused on “continuing a smooth and effective transition”.

White House spokesman Eric Schultz said Obama’s other calls with Trump since the election had also been positive.

Schultz said Obama and the president-elect agreed that their teams would keep working together until the Inauguration Day on Jan. 20, 2017.


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