Donald Trump Happy New Year Tweet To Enemies: Enemies Respond

Getty Images              President Barack Obama implied earlier this month that Russian President Vladimir Putin was directly involved in the hacks

Getty Images President Barack Obama implied earlier this month that Russian President Vladimir Putin was directly involved in the hacks

President-elect Donald Trump arrives to speak during a rally at the Orlando Amphitheater at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, in Orlando, Fla.

The reality is that the people who voted against Trump know exactly what to do.

Critics disagree, however, seeing it not as a party with Trump the celebrity like in years' past, but with Trump the president-elect, who is using his presidential status to earn up to $460,000 in ticket sales alone.

Donald Trump sent New Year's greetings to his "many enemies" in a backhanded tweet in which he gloated over his political conquests. Later that year, on Christmas Eve, he also tweeted his haters and admirers a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. "And so I want them to be sure", Trump said, referring to the belief by proponents of the 2003 Iraq invasion that dictator Saddam Hussein possessed banned weapons. Hope Hicks, Trump's future White House strategic communications director, rejected criticisms that the high-priced tickets were an example of selling access to the president-elect.

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Earlier, he had accused Obama of throwing up "inflammatory" roadblocks during the transition of power and said his administration was treating Israel with "total disdain". "This is an annual celebratory event at the private club, like others that have continued to occur since the election".

Speaking to reporters ahead of an 800-person New Year's Eve bash at his Mar-a-Lago estate, a tuxedoed Trump maintained that another culprit aside from Russian Federation could have been behind the tampering. "Additionally, the president can not and does not have a conflict".

Representatives for Mar-a-Lago did not return requests for comment on Trump's participation in the New Year's party. It saddled the incoming Trump administration with anti-Russian policies that will force Trump's team to actively engage the issue of Russian interference. On NYE in 2014, he had a similar tweet ending in "winning takes care of everything".

It would be interesting to know if Donald Trump has any resolutions for the coming year. His supporters and his enemies alike will be watching.