President-elect Donald Trump criticized the White House Thursday for not responding to Russia’s attempts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election.
If Russia, or some other entity, was hacking, why did the White House wait so long to act? Why did they only complain after Hillary lost?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 15, 2016
Trump also questioned the timing of the White House’s actions, alleging it was only acting out in response to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s loss. President Barack Obama did not reportedly retaliate against Russia for breaching U.S. critical infrastructure for fear of destabilizing negotiations with Russia over the Syrian civil war.