So, this is how President Trump will backtrack out of his false allegation that President Obama wiretapped his phones at Trump Tower.
According to Trump spokesman Sean Spicer today during a White House press briefing, Obama didn't wiretap Trump's phones.
He "wiretapped" the phones.
See, those were air quotes utilized by Spicer. Watch below at the :55 mark:
In truth, President Trump specifically accused Obama of tapping “my phones” during the 2016 election.
It's been over a week since the Trumpster took to Twitter to accuse Obama of tapping his phones. Folks from Capitol Hill to the media have asked every day what proof Trump has to base such an outrageous accusation.
The answer is, of course, none.
Spicer also said that Trump was referring to the Obama administration broadly; that Trump didn't mean to specify President Obama as an individual.
However, Trump's language in those now-infamous tweets included "Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower" and accused Obama of being a "bad" or "sick guy." Sounds like he was talking about Obama to me.
I guarantee what happened was Trump read the allegation from Breitbart thanks to a report put in his daily reading pile by an aide. Trump, already angry from Jeff Sessions quick decision to recuse himself from any investigation into Russian contacts, went on a Twitter tear about the idea of being surveilled, without bothering to think about any future blowback of such an allegation.
Now, he's stuck with providing concrete proof, or looking foolish.
Guess which one it's going to be?
Spicer says Trump put "wiretapping" in quotes. He did 1 out of 3 times. pic.twitter.com/bQA8GpOvR2— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) March 13, 2017