With the Russian investigation heating up, Donald Trump and the rest of the White House are doing their best to push back. In his most recent social media ranting, the president is once again putting the blame on Barack Obama.

Trump on Obama

Not long after Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton to become the 45th President of the United States, speculation increased as to what role Russia played in the election.

Within weeks, various well-respected news outlets and government agencies confirmed that Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee with the goal of helping to elect Trump into office. As expected, Trump denied any wrongdoing, repeatedly claiming he's had "no collusion" with the Kremlin.

In response, Donald Trump has done his best to deflect the blame onto others, even while Russian investigation special counsel Robert Mueller continues to indict several past and current advisers of the president. During a tweet on March 5, Trump decided to attack Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton over the issue at hand. "Why did the Obama Administration start an investigation into the Trump Campaign (with zero proof of wrongdoing) long before the Election in November?" Trump wondered.

"Wanted to discredit so Crooked H would win. Unprecedented," he tweeted, before adding, "Bigger than Watergate! Plus, Obama did NOTHING about Russian meddling."

Instant backlash

Within minutes of sending out his tweet, Donald Trump faced an onslaught of criticism, with some even fact-checking the commander in chief. "The only thing unprecedented here is you.

We have a man who sold our country to Russia sitting in the highest office in the country, and destroying it at every turn," one tweet read.

"Oh look.

Today's daily rambling from an incompetent stable genius," a Twitter user wrote. "The FBI started the investigation in July 2016 after Trump’s campaign advisor George Papadopoulos drunkenly told an Australian diplomat that the Russians had dirt on Clinton. That’s the same month Trump called on Russia to find Clinton’s emails on live TV," yet another tweet pointed out.


George Papadopoulos, one of your foreign policy advisors, had literally boasted to an Australian diplomat that he knew Russia had Clinton's emails. That diplomat reported the convo to the FBI when emails were leaked… BEFORE THE ELECTION," a social media user noted. "Jesus Christ. Obama was a better man and president than you'll ever be, and Hillary got 3 million more votes than you, has bigger balls than you, and can withstand 11 hours of testimony. TRY IT. Now, grow up and go be president. Oh, and do America a favor - stay off Twitter," a follow-up tweet noted.