Trump exchanges barbs with Obama, but maintains they have a good relationship

Teuku Faizasyah
Teuku Faizasyah Indonesian ambassador to Canada
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31 December, 2016

The letter was a rebuttal to one sent this month by Republican officials from West Virginia and 21 other states and Democrats from the coal-producing states of Kentucky and Missouri urging Trump to issue a Day 1 executive order declaring the Clean Power Plan unlawful and prohibiting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from enforcing it.

Trump attributed the addition of 8,000 jobs to "what's happening and the spirit and the hope".

"We had a general conversation". "You don't think so?"

Trump later told reporters that Israel is being treated "very, very unfairly", maintaining that countries that are "horrible places" never get reprimanded.

"I honestly think if he tweeted the moon is made of green cheese, his followers would ask for a slice", he added.

But John Feehery, president of Quinn Gillespie Communications and a former spokesman for former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.), argued that it is wise for Trump to take credit for the economy while circumstances allow it. They could be the first of the 50,000 jobs tech billionaire Masayoshi Son promised to create after meeting with the president-elect earlier in December. I think you're going to be very impressed.

The president-elect distanced himself from Obama's plans to punish Russian Federation for its purported interference, saying that "I think we ought to get on with our lives". "The whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what's going on". "We have speed, we have a lot of other things, but I'm not sure we have the kind of security we need". President Obama so often went around Congress that on over 20 different occasions the Supreme Court ruled with unanimous decisions that the actions of the President or his Administration were unconstitutional or illegal.

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"Promising things you can not do is ultimately going to disappoint constituents", Bernstein said, citing Trump's vows to bring back coal mining jobs that in reality have largely disappeared for good. "So there is something going on and I think it is very unfair to Israel", he continued, before thanking reporters and going back inside Mar-a-Lago.

Tensions between the incoming and outgoing administrations reached a boiling point earlier this week after the Obama administration decided not to veto a United Nations resolution condemning Israel for violating worldwide law by building settlements in the West Bank.

And back to Israel: "I'm very, very strong on Israel".

The president-elect also lashed out this week at the Obama administration over its unwillingness to defend Israel at the United Nations against a resolution condemning it for new settlement activity.

Trump has his transition team have until now been largely complimentary of the way President Obama and his White House team have handled the transition of power from one administration to the next.

He told Israel to "stay strong" because he will be in office soon.


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