WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has claimed that Obama is behind the security leaks and protests against Republicans. “I think that President Obama’s behind it because his people are certainly behind it,” Trump said. “And some of the leaks possibly come from that group, you know, some of the leaks – which are very serious leaks, because they’re very bad in terms of national security,” he said during an interview with Fox News. However; his statement was not supported by any evidence while no response also came from the former president. Trump graded himself in A-category for gaining his goals and ‘C’ for spreading his message. He said his proposal to increase the defence budget by $54bn (£43bn) would be paid for by a “revved up economy”. When asked from where he will bring the additional money for the proposes military budget? Trump responded that proposed cuts elsewhere are unlikely to cover the proposed increase therefore; he would get “more product for our buck” in terms of buying military hardware and would ask for a “form of reimbursement” from countries making use of the US military. Talking about his refusal to attend White House Correspondents’ Dinner, he said he would be a “hypocrite” if he attended the event, given his difficult relationship with the media.