While Donald Trump has been forced to deal with many issues over his first 100 days in the White House, no problem has plagued him as much as the growing scandal involving Russia. In a new interview, the president has decided to deflect part of the blame onto his predecessor.

Trump on Obama

During the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump was hit early on about the allegations that he was in cahoots with Russia. As expected, both the former host of "The Apprentice" and the Kremlin have denied any wrongdoing, despite the overwhelming evidence that says otherwise.

Various reports over the last two years have linked Trump or his associates to some kind of questionable activity in Russia, including former campaign manager Paul Manafort whose financial ties became public and led to his resignation last summer. With the president also refusing to release his tax returns, even more questions have been raised, as the White House recently confirmed that Trump's financial information will not be made public anytime soon. In addition, the White House has been caught with several former and current advisers being in contact with the Russians during and since the election, including former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. In an interview with Fox News that will be shown on April 28, Trump put the blame of Flynn's actions on Barack Obama.

During the aforementioned interview with Fox News, Donald Trump refused to take responsibility for his selection of Michael Flynn as National Security Adviser turning into a disaster.

After saying he felt "badly" for Flynn having to resign, Trump quickly shifted the blame onto the previous administration. "He was approved by the Obama administration at the highest level," Trump said. "When they said we didn’t vet, well, I guess Obama didn’t vet," he continued.

"When he came into our administration, for a short period of time, he came and he was already approved by the Obama administration," Donald Trump went on to say, putting emphasis on the fact that Michael Flynn was only on the job for a few weeks.

While this was the case, the billionaire real estate mogul neglected to note that during his time in the Obama White House, Flynn was forced out in 2014.

Moving forward

As Donald Trump continues to blame others for the scandal with Russia, his interview with Fox News comes within 24 hours of critical remarks made by Barack Obama. As first reported by CNN, Obama spoke at a private event on Thursday night, trolling the billionaire real estate mogul in the process by pointing out that the Affordable Care Act has a high approval rating than the president.

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