President Donald Trump spent a few moments of his Mother's Day calling out former President Barack Obama just days after Obama was quoted as saying that the "rule of law is at risk" following criminal charges being dropped against former national security adviser and retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.
Here's what Obama reportedly said during an Obama Alumni Association web talk last Friday, according to Yahoo! News:
The news over the last 24 hours I think has been somewhat downplayed — about the Justice Department dropping charges against Michael Flynn.
And the fact that there is no precedent that anybody can find for someone who has been charged with perjury just getting off scot-free. That’s the kind of stuff where you begin to get worried that basic — not just institutional norms — but our basic understanding of rule of law is at risk. And when you start moving in those directions, it can accelerate pretty quickly as we’ve seen in other places.
Trump did not take kindly to Obama's words and responded on Twitter by calling current allegations against the Obama administration "The biggest political crime in American history."
The biggest political crime in American history, by far! https://t.co/m5nPdUHt4u— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2020
But Trump wasn't done yet, firing out two more tweets that simply used the term "OBAMAGATE." One of the tweets was accompanied by a meme that pointed out that Obama is the first ex-president to speak out against his successor, which goes against a time-honored tradition.
OBAMAGATE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2020
He got caught, OBAMAGATE! https://t.co/oV6fum0zIS— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 11, 2020
Obama's comments came one day after Trump gave his two cents on the Flynn situation, calling the Obama administration's alleged actions "treason."
Trump said the following last Thursday after a public meeting with Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott:
He [Flynn] was targeted by the Obama administration, and he was targeted in order to take down a president. And what they've done is a disgrace, and I hope a big price is going to be paid. A big price should be paid. There's never been anything like this in the history of our country. What they did - what the Obama administration did - is unprecedented. It's never happened, never happened. A thing like this has never happened before in the history of our country. And I hope a lot of people are going to pay a big price, cause they're dishonest, crooked people. They're scum, and I say it a lot. They're scum. They're human scum. This should never have happened in this country.