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 WarrenSanders: Dems won't vote on 'sham' single payer amendment GOP Senator forces Dems to vote on single payer Dem says ObamaCare repeal effort moves US ‘toward single-payer’ MORE (D-Mass.) criticizing former President Barack ObamaBarack ObamaTrump military transgender ban prompts protests EPA transition official dismisses climate science strategy as 'silliness' Microsoft’s misguided broadband plan endangers Americans 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 Rodham ClintonHouse Judiciary Committee votes to request documents on Comey, Clinton GOP senator warns Trump: Panel won't take up attorney general nominee this year Overnight Cybersecurity: Facebook invests in group fighting election hacking | House panel advances DHS cyber revamp bill | Lawmakers mull cyber insurance for small businesses MORE faced frequent criticism from opponent Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders: Dems won't vote on 'sham' single payer amendment GOP Senator forces Dems to vote on single payer Kerry on Trump’s military transgender ban: ‘We’re better than this’ 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.