“I think [Obama] is behind it. I also think it’s politics. That’s the way it is,” Trump said in an interview on Fox and Friends that aired Tuesday morning, just hours before his first address to Congress.
Republicans have faced an uproar from liberals and progressives at town hall meetings over Trump and Congress’s push to repeal and replace Obamacare and over the president’s relationship with Russia.
The White House and GOP have accused some protesters of being paid. Trump weighed in on the demonstrations last week as well, tweeting that the “so-called angry crowds in home districts of some Republicans are actually, in numerous cases, planned out by liberal activists. Sad!”