POLITICS
02/27/2017 11:22 pm ET

Trump Blames Obama For His Political Protester Problem

"I think he is behind it. I also think it's politics."

President Donald Trump sat down for an interview with “Fox & Friends” and said that former President Barack Obama and “his people” are behind recent town hall protests.

In recent weeks, activists have planned protests at Republican lawmakers’ events around the country. Protesters have shown up at Democratic lawmakers’ events, too. Last week, demonstrators rallied outside an event featuring Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) after the senator did not hold a town hall meeting when Congress was in recess.

“I think President Obama is behind it because his people are certainly behind it,” Trump said in a preview of the interview. But, he said, “that’s politics, and it will probably continue.”

The president added that he also thought it was possible Obama and “that group” were behind “some of the leaks” coming out of the White House.

Trump’s interview will air in full at 6 a.m. Eastern time Tuesday on “Fox & Friends.”

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