A 2012 tweet by Donald Trump accusing then-President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOur remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Clinton lawyer's indictment reveals 'bag of tricks' Chelsea Manning tests positive for COVID-19 MORE of trying to "hide his records" resurfaced Friday after the Trump administration announce it will not be releasing White House visitor logs.
Social media users tore into President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger says Trump 'winning' because so many Republicans 'have remained silent' Our remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol MORE, with many accusing him of hypocrisy for lobbing accusations at Obama and then doing exactly what he used to decry.
The White House's statement said it will be breaking with the practice, started by Obama, of making the names of those who visit the White House available to the public.
Trump's 2012 tweet read: "Why is Barack Obama spending millions to try and hide his records? He is the least transparent President--ever--and he ran on transparency."
It was not immediately apparent what Trump’s tweet was referring to, but it came the same day as a Daily Caller report headlined “Watchdog group sues for transparency on Michelle Obama vacation expenses.”
Why is @BarackObama spending millions to try and hide his records? He is the least transparent President--ever--and he ran on transparency.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 6, 2012
The old tweet drew new reactions on Twitter, with many sharing or directly replying with references to the decision not to release White House visitor logs.
@realDonaldTrump Your hypocrisy is deafening. The secrets and lies you hide behind are coming to light...— thea colman (@babycocktails) April 14, 2017
@realDonaldTrump Yet here you are hiding records and bills.— Cole (@himynameiscole) April 14, 2017