Trump blames Obama for travel ban protests and security leaks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US has seen a number of large protests over Donald Trump's new policies

US President Donald Trump has said he believes his predecessor, Barack Obama, is behind the protests over his planned travel ban and national security leaks.

He told Fox : "I think President Obama's behind it because his people are certainly behind it", but added: "I also think it's just politics".

Mr Trump advanced no evidence for his claims; his predecessor in the White House has not commented.

Mr Trump also spoke about his budget plans and other issues.

In his wide-ranging interview with Fox News and Friends, he said:

  • He gave himself a "C" on getting his message out but an A for achievement.
  • His plans to boost defence spending by $54bn would be paid for by a "revved up economy"
  • He would be a "hypocrite" if he attended the White House Correspondents Dinner in light of "fake news"

BBC

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