WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):
Donald Trump is taking issue with Bill Clinton’s criticisms of him.
Clinton told a weekly newspaper in New York state earlier this month that Trump “doesn’t know much.” Clinton went on to say: “One thing he does know is how to get angry, white men to vote for him.” The ex-president also claimed that the president-elect called him after his election victory over Hillary Clinton.
First of all, Trump said in a two-part tweet Tuesday, “Bill Clinton stated that I called him after the election. Wrong, he called me (with a very nice congratulations).”
Trump added that Clinton is the one who “‘doesn’t know much’… especially how to get people, even with an unlimited budget, out to vote in the vital swing states (and more).” The Clinton campaign, Trump says, “focused on the wrong states.”
Trump fired off those tweets the morning after he formally won the presidency in Monday’s Electoral College tally.
Bill Clinton made his comments to The Record-Review, serving the towns of Bedford and Pound Ridge.
Jumping ahead of investigators, President-elect Donald Trump is blaming Islamic terrorists for deadly violence in Turkey and Germany and vowing anew to eradicate their regional and global networks.
Authorities in both countries were still investigating Monday when Trump issued a pair of statements condemning the attacks. The White House had already described the episode in central Berlin, in which a truck rammed into shoppers at a Christmas market, as an apparent terrorist attack.
Trump called the brazen shooting of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey as he attended a photo exhibit “a violation of all rules of civilized order.” He says a “radical Islamic terrorist” had assassinated the diplomat, Andrei Karlov.