President Donald Trump, sitting for an interview with Mark Levin on Fox News, claimed that the sincerity in a letter left to him by President Barack Obama was “fake” in light of attempts by Obama and his supporters to undermine his presidency.
Calling Obama’s departing letter to him “beautiful” and “well-written,” Trump nonetheless browbeat his predecessor for allegedly spying on his campaign and overseeing the creation of a “fake dossier” alleging the presidential candidate colluded with Russia to win his seat in the White House.
Former CIA Director John Brennan, an outspoken Trump critic, previously admitted that President Obama was brought up to speed on efforts by advisors to challenger Hillary Clinton to “vilify Donald Trump by stirring up a scandal claiming interference by Russian security services.”
“They created a fake dossier. The dossier was a fake about Trump in Moscow with hookers and everything. It was a fake. It was all made up. And Steele. All made up. It was paid for by the Democrat Party and crooked Hillary Clinton. The whole thing was a fake. They spied on my campaign, how about if we spied on their campaign?” asked Trump.
Trump reveals secret letter Obama wrote to him on his first day in office: "It was a FAKE. It was all made up." pic.twitter.com/uCiJDk85fq
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) May 1, 2023
Trump added that he and President Obama got along well during the transition but that he “felt so differently about things” than his predecessor did.
“In Europe, they loved him because he allowed Europe to rip us off. They said they like him better in Germany. They should like him better in Germany because I didn’t allow Germany to get away with what they were doing,” Trump added.
Throughout his presidency, Trump sought to push back against allegations of deceit and coverup related to Russia and Ukraine after Democrats led an impeachment effort over charges he directed the country’s president, Vladimir Zelenskyy, to uncover damaging information about Hunter Biden’s business dealings as his father Joe Biden prepared to challenge Trump in the 2020 election.