The former President has entered into deals with Penguin Random House and the streaming giant, which Trump seems to have a problem with.
In yet another unwarranted rant posted to social media platform Twitter (which for whatever reason is considered acceptable now), President of the United States Donald Trump claimed he was completely innocent with regard to the Mueller Report. Meanwhile, he accused former President, predecessor Barack Obama of engaging in illegal activity which resulted in two lucrative deals, one with streaming giant Netflix and another with publishing company Penguin Random House, Fox News reports. Unsurprisingly, responses to his tirade were rather negative, with many Twitter users stating that Trump did, in fact, sound incredibly suspect. The social media attack comes right before political commentator Cory Lewandowski is set to testify about Trump's possible obstruction of justice as set out in the Mueller Report.
Trump posted to Twitter: House Judiciary has given up on the Mueller Report, sadly for them after two years and $40,000,000 spent - ZERO COLLUSION, ZERO OBSTRUCTION. So they say, OK, let's look at everything else, and all of the deals that Trump has done over his lifetime. In a follow-up tweet, he added: But it doesn’t work that way. I have a better idea. Look at the Obama Book Deal or the ridiculous Netflix deal. Then look at all the deals made by the Dems in Congress, the “Congressional Slush Fund,” and lastly the IG Reports. Take a look at them. Those investigations would be over FAST!
However, the President did not stop there. A few hours later, he came back to the social media platform in order to complete his rather unjustified rant. He stated: They failed on the Mueller Report, they failed on Robert Mueller’s testimony, they failed on everything else, so now the Democrats are trying to build a case that I enrich myself by being President. Good idea, except I will, and have always expected to, lose BILLIONS of DOLLARS for the privilege of being your President - and doing the best job that has been done in many decades. I am far beyond somebody paying for a hotel room for the evening or filling up a gas tank at an airport I do not own. These Radical Left Democrats are CRAZY! Obama Netflix?
While the last two words of his rant - "Obama Netflix" - inspired Twitter users to start a viral hashtag on Twitter, others responded to Trump in an effort to remind him that not only was Obama a private citizen who could earn money however he wished to, but also that he still had quite the fight left before he could wash his hands clean. Law professor and author Jennifer Taub, for example, replied: Sir, Cory Lewandowski is testifying tomorrow about your obstruction of justice set out in the Mueller Report. The House Judiciary
has not given up. They are just getting started. You seem very nervous this morning. Lots of stress tweeting. Always your tell. Enjoy! Botanicalsrock added: President Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama are private citizens entitled to enjoy their success. (And, both are very fine authors.) It’s the American dream.
The former First Couple landed a multi-year production deal with online streaming giant Netflix. With the platform, they hope to develop diverse content, including a scripted series, an unscripted series, a docu-series, as well as numerous documentaries and features. In addition to this, Michelle's memoir Becoming, published by Penguin Random House, was a hit, earning her a $65 million book advance. Barack's book is expected to hit shelves in the upcoming year. Under American law, these business activities are completely legal. Trump, however, may need a refresher course on what constitutes an illegal act.