Trump: Obama ‘lost’ in key swing states for Clinton


President-elect Donald Trump argued Tuesday that President Obama did not help Hillary Clinton win key swing states in the presidential election.

In a tweet, Trump doubled-down on his belief that he would have defeated Obama in a head-to-head matchup after the president suggested he could have beat Trump.

Trump’s tweet Tuesday came as the lobby of Trump Tower in New York City was briefly evacuated due to a suspicious package, which turned out to be a bag with children’s toys.


The president-elect is spending the holidays at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., and was not at his Manhattan high rise during the brief evacuation.

Trump and Obama have mostly shied away from directly criticizing each other since last month’s election, but Trump fired back after Obama argued he could have won a third White House term if allowed.

“You know, I’m confident in this vision because I’m confident that if I — if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could’ve mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it,” Obama said in an interview with David Axelrod, his former senior adviser and campaign strategist.

Obama was defending his vision of “one America,” a philosophy he laid out during a high-profile appearance at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.

Trump on Monday responded by insisting he could defeat Obama in a head-to-head election matchup.

“President Obama said that he thinks he would have won against me,” Trump tweeted. “He should say that, but I say NO WAY! — jobs leaving, ISIS, [ObamaCare], etc.”

Obama campaigned extensively for Clinton before her loss to Trump last month.

Trump received 304 Electoral College votes compared to Clinton’s 227, though Clinton won the popular vote by a margin of nearly 3 million.

Trump’s win was driven in part by victories in traditionally blue states such as Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

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