Washington – After harshly criticizing US President Barack Obama on Twitter earlier on Wednesday, president-elect Donald Trump later said he had “had a very nice conversation” with Obama by phone.
Trump said Obama called him, saying, “We had a general conversation – very, very nice. Appreciated it.”
Speaking to reporters at his resort in Florida, he also said he thought the transition was going “very, very smoothly. Very good.”
Earlier, Trump said on Twitter that the transition had hit some hurdles due to Obama saying he thinks he could have defeated the Republican if he had been able to run for a third term in office.
“Doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory President O statements and roadblocks,” Trump said on Twitter. “Thought it was going to be a smooth transition – NOT!”
He was also asked whether he wanted the United States to leave the United Nations. His response was: “The UN has such tremendous potential. It’s not living up to its potential.
“When do you see the United Nations solving problems? They don’t. They cause problems. So if it lives up to its potential, it’s a great thing. If it doesn’t it’s a waste of time.”
Trump also said the US telecommunications provider Sprint had pledged to bring 5,000 jobs back to the US after his talks with top officials with the country. He didn’t say from what countries the jobs would be returning.