Finally, the world has occupied Trump for four decades. There he gained his fame, shaped his reputation and earned enough of a following to allow for an offer from the President.
The message did not seem to have pleased Trump. In a series of tweets, the president on Monday called on congressional investigators to look at the Obama book deal or the ridiculous Netflix deal instead of checking whether he had obstructed justice during Robert Müller's investigation.
Later, Trump simplified things: "Obama Netflix?" He wrote after insisting without proof that he would lose billions of dollars as president.
In none of his tweets did Trump state what could have been wrong in Obama's agreement with Netflix or in his memoir deal with Random House, which was announced in 201
7. Obama's office declined to comment.
But the new criticism is the latest evidence of Trump's ongoing fixation on Obama, whom he has met only once since the inauguration day.
He accused him of spying on his Trump tower campaign office. He blames him for a series of foreign policy debacles, from the Middle East to North Korea. And he claims that his trade policy has upset America.
Not to mention the birther conspiracy that Trump spent years before applying for presidency, a racist lie he propagated with regular appearances in Fox News and other television programs. His indignation deepened as Obama mocked him during a speech by the White House correspondents and found television cameras scowling in the audience.
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Following Obama's business dealings after the presidency with Netflix and Random House, Trump delves into two areas – television contracts and books publishing – he knows well. His book "Art of the Deal" and the reality series "The Apprentice" by NBC were crucial in creating the exaggerated image of a billionaire businessman who helped him reach the White House. He is still an avid TV consumer who watches cable news every day for hours but is not known to read much. He saw on television how he set his agenda, controlled his mood, and determined the world in which the rest of would live us. James Poniewozik, editor-in-chief of The New York Times – whose book "Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television and the Fracturing of America" came out last week – said CNN's Brian Stelter on the podcast "Reliable Sources." Neither company gave the Contract terms are publicly known, but sources of disclosure have given the book advance for memoirs of both the former president and First Lady at over $ 60 million.
Michelle Obama's book Becoming was the best-selling book of 2018 and one of the most popular political memoirs In the meantime, the former president has written his manuscript and is not expected to be published at least next year.
The Netflix Production Agreement, announced more than a year ago, led to the creation of "Higher Ground Productions," "which will create a wide range of programs for the streaming service. On the first panel were the factory documentation, a drama series about women and people of skin color in New York after the Second World War and a biopic by Frederick Douglas, which comes from a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography.
19659018] The Obama's are not expected to produce excessive political programs – a continuation of their preference to largely avoid direct criticism of the current president. This pattern was followed by other ex-presidents after leaving.
Normally, it is to some extent reciprocated by the seated president, although former leaders – including Obama – have blamed some of their problems on the men who came before them. However, no one has acted with the same enthusiasm as Trump.
The president escalated his attacks only when Obama's vice-president Joe Biden fought for the nomination of the Democratic president. He has accused the duo of agreeing to an Iranian nuclear deal "disaster" that could send "pallets of cash" to Teheran, even though Trump has recently expressed his willingness to grant credit to the Iranians during the negotiation After talks with North Korea Trump has deplored the nuclear situation that has not been addressed by previous administrations. He claimed Obama sought his own meeting with Kim Jong Un, the dictator with whom Trump had built a friendship (Obama's adjutants dispute that there were any overtures to Kim).
The only time the men met for substantive talks was in the White House shortly after the 2016 election. Then Obama warned Trump that North Korea could prove to be his most difficult problem. But Trump has reinforced this warning to claim that Obama has advised him that he will soon be at war with the country.
The two men have hardly spoken since this meeting at the Oval Office. They met only once in person at the state funeral of President George H.W. Bush, who exchanged businesslike handshakes in the front bays of the National Cathedral before the service began.