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Donald Trump Calls for Barack Obama to Be Investigated for His Netflix Deal

Really, dude?

Donald Trump Calls for Barack Obama to Be Investigated for His Netflix Deal
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As scrutiny builds on whether or not he's used the presidency to bring greater profits to his businesses, President Donald Trump railed against "Radical Left Democrats" on Twitter before implying that former President Barack Obama should be investigated for his Netflix deal.

Obama was a private citizen for around a year and a half before announcing that he and former First Lady Michelle Obama signed the deal to produce films and series with the streaming service.

Trump took to Twitter Monday morning to decry the deal.

He soon began railing about Democrats' calls for transparency yet again, concluding with "Obama Netflix?"

In the past month alone, the Trump administration raised eyebrows in regards to its financial practices. Vice President Mike Pence stayed at a Trump establishment during a state visit to Ireland, despite the resort being 180 miles from Pence's meetings in Dublin. Trump also had a deal with a Scottish airport to recommend travelers stay at his resort in Turnberry, Scotland. Since Trump's election, the United States Air Force has increasingly stopped at the airport to refuel, staying overnight at Trump's resort in the meantime. Trump pushed for next year's G7 conference of world leaders to be held at one of his hotels.

Unlike Trump, Obama no longer holds the Oval Office. While he may use the notoriety gained from two terms as President to leverage deals as a private citizen, he's unable to use the full power of the executive branch to enrich himself.

And therein lies the difference.

Many think Trump's calls to investigate Obama amount to one thing: jealousy.

The first Obama contributions to Netflix will be American Factory, a documentary on factory workers in Ohio; Bloom, a drama examining people of color in the fashion industry following World War II; and a biopic about famous abolitionist Frederick Douglass.


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