On Wednesday, President Donald Trump condemned former President Barack Obama at a news conference in Poland for not properly addressing reports of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
“I think a lot of people interfere, I think it’s been happening for a long time, it’s been happening for many years,” Trump responded when asked about Russian interference during a joint press conference with the Russian president.
“The thing I have to mention is that Barack Obama when he was president, found out about this, in terms of whether it was Russia, found out about it in August,” Trump added. “Now the election was in November. That’s a lot of time. He did nothing about it.”
“Why did he do nothing about it?” he questioned. “He was told it was Russia, by the CIA, as I understand it, it was well-reported, and he did nothing about it. They say he choked. Well, I don’t think he choked, I think what happened is he thought Hillary Clinton was going to win the election, and he said let’s not do anything about it. Had he thought the other way, he would have done something about it.”
“So he was told in early August by presumably the CIA that Russia was trying to get involved, or meddling, pretty strongly with the election,” explained Trump. “He did nothing about it.”
“The reason is, he thought Hillary was going to win,” he ended. “And if he thought I was going to win he would have done plenty about it. So, that’s the real question is, why did he do nothing from August all the way to Nov. 8, why did he do nothing? His people said he choked, I don’t think he choked.”
First reported by The Blaze.