Trump retweets Fox News video on Warren criticizing Obama

President Trump on Friday sought to exacerbate tensions among Democrats, retweeting a Fox News segment on Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenGillibrand unveils bill to offer banking services at post offices Warren challenger sues to keep displaying 'fake Indian' signs Dems demand end to waivers used to pay people with disabilities below minimum wage MORE (D-Mass.) criticizing former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaTrump denies clemency to 180 people Mellman: Memories may be beautiful, yet… When George W. Bush stood with Hillary Clinton MORE's decision to give a high-priced speech to an investment firm.

The Friday "Fox and Friends" clip features Warren saying she was "troubled" by reports that Obama is to receive $400,000 for a September speech.

"One of things that I talk about in the book is the influence of money," Warren said in a Sirius XM interview rebroadcast on Fox. “I describe it as a snake that slithers through Washington. And that it shows up in so many different ways here in Washington.”

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Obama reportedly agreed to speak at Cantor Fitzgerald LP’s healthcare conference in September for $400,000.

The reports are stirring divisions among Democrats, with many progressives criticizing Obama.

The issue loomed large in the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries, when Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonKim Kardashian West defends Kanye on Trump: 'He's a free thinker, is that not allowed?' Trump comments on Fifth Amendment resurface after Cohen filing The 'Handmaid's Tale' liberal feminists created MORE faced frequent criticism from opponent Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersGillibrand unveils bill to offer banking services at post offices Webb: Bernie Sanders announces his ‘new’ communism jobs, health-care plan A new progressive standard on campaign cash: It can't come from corporations MORE (I-Vt.) for her paid Wall Street speeches. It also came up during Clinton’s general election campaign against Trump.

An Obama spokesman defended the former president this week, noting he instituted Wall Street reform during his tenure despite raising significant campaign funds from the financial sector.