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Obama says he didn't enjoy congratulating Trump on 2016 win, troubled by GOP going along with president's election fraud claims

Obama says he didn't enjoy congratulating Trump on 2016 win, troubled by GOP going along with president's election fraud claims

11/20/2020 7:03:00 AM

Obama says he didn't enjoy congratulating Trump on 2016 win, troubled by GOP going along with president's election fraud claims

'You know,' former President Barack Obama said, 'I didn't enjoy having to call Donald Trump and congratulate him for having won the night of his election four years ago,

disconcerting, but that he was bothered more by Republicans agreeing with Trump's claims of voter fraud."I have been troubled, like I think every American—whether you're a Republican or a Democrat or an Independent—should be troubled when you start having attempts to block, negate, overturn the people's vote when there's no actual evidence that there was anything illegal or fraudulent taking place," Obama said."These are just bald assertions. They've been repeatedly rejected by the courts."

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Obama described Trump as having a"flimsy relationship to the truth.""I'm more troubled that you're seeing a lot of Republican officials go along with it not because they actually believe it but because they feel intimidated by it," Obama added.

Former President Barack Obama said Thursday that President Donald Trump has a"flimsy relationship to the truth."Joe Raedle/Getty Read more: Newsweek »

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