Trump wants Congress to investigate Obama’s ‘ridiculous’ Netflix deal

Donald Trump and Barack Obama
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Former president Barack Obama has a sweet thing going over at Netflix and apparently Donald Trump is really salty about it.

According to The Wrap, on Monday the president suggested that instead of focusing on his business operation and potential conflicts of interest, the House Judiciary Committee should turn its attention to Obama’s business with the popular streaming service.

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Despite his passionate tirade, Trump didn’t make it clear exactly what aspect of Obama’s forthcoming book deal or Netflix partnership warranted an investigation and a White House representative did not respond to a request for comment.

Negotiating with Netflix

In 2018, the Obamas announced a multiyear deal with the streaming service to produce a myriad of content, including scripted and unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features. This will all be done under their Higher Ground Productions banner and the company’s first release, a documentary called “American Factory,” already began streaming last month.

According to the official description: “The docu focuses on post-industrial Ohio, where a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring 2,000 blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.

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The former president and First Lady Michelle Obama entered into a deal with Netflix to produce series and films under their production company Higher Ground.