Barack Obama Shrugs Off President Donald Trump’s Wiretap Claims
Barack Obama has been out of office a good three months, but President Donald Trump can’t seem to stop mentioning the former POTUS for whatever reason. The Orange Lord’s claimed that he was under an illegal wiretap investigation by the past administration, which promoted Obama to respond via an aide.
Last weekend, President Trump went on one of his infamous Twitter tirades and issued his claim that Obama had the former business mogul’s lines tapped at New York’s Trump Tower. Mind you, this claim was first made by conservative pundit Mark Levin who just admitted on Fox News Live that he was no “Nostradamus” thus all of this is just noise.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Obama isn’t really hearing all that jazz Trump is speaking which prompted a light clap back in a brief statement.
Via the Wall Street Journal by way of Raw Story:
“Obama had decided he wouldn’t respond to every intemperate Trump tweet,” an aide said. “But he was livid over the accusation that he bugged the Republican campaign offices,” sources familiar with Obama’s thinking told the Journal. According to the report, he believes Trump’s charge calls into question the credibility of both the office of the president and Obama himself.
Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley said Trump is violating an “almost unwritten rule that you treat your predecessor with a degree of grace and decorum.”
“There are these kinds of things that have happened in the past, but nothing to the degree where a sitting president would charge his predecessor with a felony,” Brinkley told the Journal.
Basically, Obama, who extended nothing but grace towards Comrade Trump, looks to be tired of taking the high road. Still, he did so with far more class than he needed to express given the nature of the accusation.