Donald Trump says Democrats should look into Barack and Michelle Obama's books, Netflix deals

Jeanine Santucci, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON -- In a series of tweets Monday, President Donald Trump criticized Democrats for their inquiries into his administration, and called for a shift in focus to former President Barack Obama's business moves.

Instead of investigating reports suggesting that Trump is using his presidency to enrich his businesses, Democrats should look at Obama's book and Netflix deals, the president said.

"I have a better idea. Look at the Obama Book Deal, or the ridiculous Netflix deal," Trump tweeted.

The former president and former first lady Michelle Obama launched a film production company in partnership with Netflix last spring, reportedly a "high eight-figure deal," according to CNN.

They also secured book deals worth $60 million each, according to reports. Michelle Obama's book "Becoming" was published last year and quickly became a best seller.