Malik’s brother called President-Elect Trump on Wednesday, reaffirming that he will do his best to provide a “smooth transition of power”.
President-Elect Trump confirmed this, after stating his disappointment with the tone of the presidential transition thus far.
Obama Reaffirms “Smooth Transition of Power”
The 44th President of the United States, while on vacation in Hawaii, called President-Elect Trump, who was busy bringing jobs back to America. Trump said:
He called me, we had a very nice conversation. We had a general conversation. Very, very nice.
The White House also issued a statement after the call, insisting that a smooth transition of power was still the goal.
“Today’s call, like the others since the election, was positive and focused on continuting a smooth and effective transition,” the statement read. “The President and President-elect committed to staying in touch over the next several weeks and agreed their respective teams would continue to work together to effectuate a smooth transition of power on January 20th.”
This does not match up with what President-Elect Trump tweeted earlier in the day.
Doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory President O statements and roadblocks.Thought it was going to be a smooth transition – NOT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2016
Boasting about how you think you could have won a theoretical third term does not fall under the definition of a “smooth transition of power”.