Tapper: ‘That Would Be Fake News’ if We Said Trump Had Evidence to Back Up Wiretap Claim
Jake Tapper: ‘That Would be Fake News’ if We Said Trump Had Evidence to Back Up Wiretap Claim (Mediaite)
At the beginning of CNN’s The Lead today, host Jake Tapper tweaked the White House and President Donald Trump, by using one of the president’s favorite attack lines, over Trump’s unproven allegations that former President Barack Obama tapped his phones prior to the election.
“President Trump tweeting another conspiracy theory that President Obama tapped his phones,” Tapper stated. “And if we told you that his White House has since produced the evidence to back up that wild claim, well, that would be fake news.”
In the aftermath of Trump’s weekend tweetstorm accusing Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower, the White House provided a short statement saying they were asking Congress to investigate possible abuse of power by the previous administration, but have provided no proof to back up Trump’s comments. (And the claim likely comes from a Breitbart article on a Mark Levin radio segment.)