Former President Barack Obama wrote in a Facebook post Thursday, "Simply put, if there's a chance you might get sick, get old, or start a family -– this bill will do you harm. And small tweaks over the course of the next couple weeks, under the guise of making these bills easier to stomach, cannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation."
In an interview with Fox News' Pete Hegseth, airing Sunday on "Fox & Friends Weekend," Hegseth asks the president, "What do you say to the former president?"
The commander in chief responds, "Well, he used my term, 'mean.' That was my term because I want to see -- and I speak from the heart -- a bill with heart."
Trump has endorsed the Senate version of the bill, which isn't as drastic as the House version in some areas.
"I just heard today for the first time that Obama knew about Russia a long time before the election, and he did nothing about it -- but npobody wants to talk about that," Trump says. "The CIA gave him information on Russia a long time before the election. And I hardly see it, it's an amazing thing. The question for me is, if he had the information, why didn't he do something about it? You don't read that. It's quite sad."
Trump's comments echo a tweet he wrote Friday: "Just out: The Obama Administration knew far in advance of November 8th about election meddling by Russia. Did nothing about it. WHY?" he tweeted.
"[Veterans have] gone through so much, and I've always felt they were never appreciated the way they should be appreciated," he said. "But you know who appreciates? The voters, and I'm not just talking about them as block, which is a big block. But I'm talking about the voters outside of the veterans."