Trump makes unsupported claim that Obama was ‘behind’ town hall protests

President Donald Trump accused former President Barack Obama of being “behind” the protests that Republican members of Congress have encountered at town hall meetings across the country.

The allegation came during the president’s interview on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends,” clips of which were released Monday. Interviewer Brian Kilmeade first states that Obama’s “organization seems to be doing a lot of the organizing [of] some of the protests that a lot of these Republicans are seeing around the country and against you.”

Trump is then asked, “Do you believe President Obama is behind it, and if he is, is that a violation of the so-called, unsaid, president’s code?

“No, I think he is behind it,” said Trump. “I also think it’s politics, that’s the way it is.”

The organization referred to is Organizing for Action, which describes itself on its website as “a non-partisan, issue…

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