President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton continue their blame-game tour — blaming everyone else for Clinton’s loss to Donald trump.
Obama, 55, paused during his final press conference on Friday to blame Russia’s Vladimir Putin and to criticize reporters for doing their jobs.
He blamed reporters for their daily coverage of Wikileaks emails that exposed corruption within the DNC and Clinton’s camp.
But he stopped short of blaming Clinton for causing her own problems by setting up an illegal email server in her house.
“I think she’s worked tirelessly on behalf of the American people and I don’t think she was treated fairly during the election,” Obama said with a straight face.
Reporters could barely contain their laughter as Obama blamed their Wikileaks “obsession” for Clinton’s lopsided loss.
“I’m finding it a little curious that suddenly everyone’s acting surprised that this looked like it was disadvantaging Hillary Clinton, because you guys wrote about it every single day. This was an obsession that dominated news coverage,” he scoffed.
He added: “I think the coverage of [Clinton] – and [Wikileaks – was troubling”.
Obama suggested to a room full of reporters that Wikileaks may have given Trump an unfair advantage over Clinton.
“There’s no doubt that it contributed to an atmosphere in which the only focus for weeks at a time, months at a time, were Hillary’s emails, the Clinton foundation, political gossip surrounding the DNC,” he said.