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Trump Falsely Accuses Barack Obama of ‘Treason’ After Michelle Obama Convention Takedown

The president responded to the former first lady’s scathing DNC speech in a series of tweets Tuesday

President Donald Trump falsely accused former president Barack Obama of “treason” Tuesday morning, hours after former first lady Michelle Obama delivered a speech at the Democratic National Convention that deeply condemned Trump.

Trump wrote in a series of tweets, “Somebody please explain to @MichelleObama that Donald J. Trump would not be here, in the beautiful White House, if it weren’t for the job done by your husband, Barack Obama. Biden was merely an afterthought, a good reason for that very late & unenthusiastic endorsement. My Administration and I built the greatest economy in history, of any country, turned it off, saved millions of lives, and now am building an even greater economy than it was before. Jobs are flowing, NASDAQ is already at a record high, the rest to follow. Sit back & watch!”

He went on, attacking the Obama administration’s response to the H1N1 flu and accusing the media of favoritism before leveling the unsubstantiated accusation of spying and treason.

“The ObamaBiden Administration was the most corrupt in history, including the fact that they got caught SPYING ON MY CAMPAIGN, the biggest political scandal in the history of our Country. It’s called Treason, and more. Thanks for your very kind words Michelle!” he wrote, repeating an accusation he made in June that was immediately debunked as there is no evidence Obama’s administration spied on Trump’s campaign.

Former first lady Obama addressed the nation during the Democratic National Convention Monday, attacking Trump directly and saying he is “the wrong president for our country.”

She urged support of former vice president Joe Biden, who is expected to accept the Democratic party’s nomination during the convention, and said of Trump, “If you think things cannot possibly get worse, trust me: they can, and they will if we don’t make a change in this election.”