Donald Trump insinuated President Obama's body language was somehow sinister
But the presumptive Republican nominee didn't elaborate
Donald Trump said Monday “there’s something going on” with Barack Obama’s body language, his latest comments criticizing the President’s behavior and messaging in regards to projecting America’s strength.
During an interview Monday morning on “Fox & Friends,” Trump was asked to respond to Obama’s comments on the shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that left three police officers dead.
“I think we need strength. I think we also need somebody that can be a cheerleader. He’s been a great divider in this country,” Trump said of Obama.
Trump added later in the interview: “I watched the President and sometimes the words are OK, but you just look at the body language, there’s something going on. Look, there’s something going on, and the words are not often OK, by the way.”
Trump’s comments come on the opening day of the Republican National Convention on a day where the speeches are intended to highlight a message of national security, and Trump has been positioning himself as a candidate who will restore security with more aggressive policies.
When Fox host Steve Doocy asked Trump to clarify what he meant, the candidate did not elaborate.
“There’s just bad feeling, and a lot of bad feeling about him. I see it, too,” Trump responded. “There’s a lot of bad feeling about him. We have a country that has not been like this since I can remember it.”
A Trump campaign spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment.
Trump’s remarks on Monday had echoes of something he said last month after the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando.
“People cannot, they cannot believe that President Obama is acting the way he acts and can’t even mention the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism,’” Trump told Fox News last month. “There’s something going on. It’s inconceivable. There’s something going on.”