Obama Calls on Dems to ‘Vote’ as Trump Drops Hammer on ‘Obamagate’
Former president swamped with #ObamaGate hashtags after tweet
Former President Obama faced backlash on Twitter on Thursday after he tweeted "Vote" following President Donald Trump's hammer drop on #ObamaGate.
Trump sent out a series of messages demanding Senate Republicans call on the former president to testify on Capitol Hill.
Vote.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 14, 2020
Trump earlier tore into Obama on what he called "the biggest political crime and scandal in the history of the USA" and claiming that Obama "knew EVERYTHING."
OBAMAGATE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 14, 2020
On Sunday, Trump repeatedly challenged Obama for investigating him and his campaign before leaving the White House.
The president shared several messages on Twitter that criticized the ex-POTUS.
“He got caught, OBAMAGATE!” Trump tweeted.
He got caught, OBAMAGATE! https://t.co/oV6fum0zIS— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 11, 2020
The former president's Twitter was flooded with anti-Obama memes in response to the "Vote" tweet.
Trump himself also shared a meme saying, “Watergate will look like a parking ticket!”
One image the president shared, featured a picture of Trump with the words:
“Hope you had fun investigating me. Now it’s my turn.”
“The biggest political crime in American History by far!” Trump wrote while sharing a post from pundit Buck Sexton.
On Thursday, Trump called on Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to move forward with a congressional investigation into Obama's administration regarding the scandal.
Trump instructed Sen. Graham to call former President Obama to testify amid new developments surrounding the origins of the Russian investigation.
The president was seemingly responding to newly-classified documents detailing efforts by Obama and key members of his administration, including former Vice President Joe Biden, to "unmask" Michael Flynn's name in intelligence reports during the White House transitional period.
Earlier this week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted Obama after the former president criticized President Donald Trump for his response to the coronavirus calling it an "absolute chaotic disaster."
"Generally former presidents just don't do that," McConnell said.
"I remember that President George W. Bush and his father, went right through eight years of Democratic administrations after they left office and kept their mouths shut, because they didn't feel it was appropriate for former presidents to even critique a president of another party," he said.
"So I think President Obama should have kept his mouth shut," McConnell continued.