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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 WarrenTrump's SEC may negate investors' ability to fight securities fraud Schatz's ignorance of our Anglo-American legal heritage illustrates problem with government Dems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee MORE (D-Mass.) criticizing former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOvernight Energy: Dems ask Pruitt to justify first-class travel | Obama EPA chief says reg rollback won't stand | Ex-adviser expects Trump to eventually rejoin Paris accord Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand Ex-US ambassador: Mueller is the one who is tough on Russia 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 ClintonWoman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Trump: CNN, MSNBC 'got scammed' into covering Russian-organized rally Pennsylvania Democrats set to win big with new district map MORE faced frequent criticism from opponent Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersDems ponder gender politics of 2020 nominee 2020 Dem contenders travel to key primary states After Florida school shooting, vows for change but no clear path forward 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.