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Obama Calls Trump After Twitter Complaint About ‘Roadblocks’

  • Detente strained between the outgoing and incoming presidents
  • Republican angered by UN resolution on Israel, election remark
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U.S. President Barack Obama phoned his successor, Donald Trump, after the Republican accused Obama of hobbling the transition to his administration in a tweet that alleged unspecified “inflammatory” statements and “roadblocks.”

The tweet on Wednesday morning brought tensions between the two men into the open less than a month before Inauguration Day, though the president’s phone call later may have smoothed over relations.