Ever since Donald Trump pulled off the upset and defeated Hillary Clinton to become the new President of the United States, backlash has escalated on an almost daily basis. With protests growing against the administration, Trump believes that former President Barack Obama is one of the people behind the opposition.

Trump on Obama

Even before he became a candidate for president in June 2015, Donald Trump stuck his nose in politics and made sure to target Barack Obama in the early days of his presidency. As one of the leading voices in the debunked "birther" movement, Trump pushed the idea that Obama was not born in the United States, but rather in Kenya, while accusing the former president of using a fake birth certificate to get into the White House.

The former host of "The Apprentice" continued his war of worlds against Obama once he kicked off his presidential campaign, which appeared to come to an end following the election. While Trump and Obama have been cordial with each other over the last three months, it seems like the new commander in chief is not willing to back down from his earlier claims. In a preview clip released during his February 27 interview with "Fox and Friends" on Fox News, Trump is putting the blame on Obama for the growing resistance against him.

Sitting down for an interview with "Fox and Friends" that will air on Tuesday morning, Donald Trump was asked by co-host Brian Kilmeade if he believed Obama was behind the protests, asking "is that a violation of the so-called unsaid presidents code?" "I think he is behind it," Trump said, before adding, "I also think it’s politics." "You never know what is going on behind the scenes," he continued.

"I think President Obama is behind it because his people are certainly behind it," Trump told the Fox News host, before blaming members of the previous administration for "leaking" important information to the press.

Moving forward

As the pressure continues to mount against the White House, Donald Trump remains steadfast in his defense of his polices, rhetoric, and agenda. Recent polls show Trump's favorability dropping to below 40 percent, though it doesn't seem to be leading to any change in how the president gets the job done.