ESCALATION

Trump Turns on Obama for ‘Inflammatory’ Statements

President-elect Donald Trump has evidently turned on President Barack Obama, with whom he has had a chummy relationship since being elected last month. The real-estate mogul blasted the current occupant of the Oval Office on Twitter on Wednesday for his “inflammatory” statements. “Doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory President O statements and roadblocks. Thought it was going to be a smooth transition—NOT!” Trump wrote, seemingly in response to Obama’s suggestion that he would’ve defeated Trump in a head-to-head matchup. He also accused the Obama administration of treating Israel with “total disdain and disrespect.” That remark earned high praise from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who tweeted in response: “President-elect Trump, thank you for your warm friendship and your clear-cut support for Israel!”