In a series of early Saturday morning tweets, President Donald Trump accused former President Obama of wiretapping his Trump Tower phones prior to the November 2016 elections. The problem is, Mr. Trump has offered no evidence to support his accusations.
An even bigger problem is the timing of the tweets. Not the timing regarding the very real possibility Trump’s campaign worked with the Russians to win the election. I mean the actual time Mr. Trump’s tweets were sent.
3:35 AM: “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!”
3:49 AM: “Is it legal for a sitting President to be “wire tapping” a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!”
3:52 AM: “I’d bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!”
4:02 AM: “How low has President Obama gone to tapp [sic] my phones during the very sacred election process,” Trump wrote. “This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!”
The President of the United is wandering around the White House in the middle of the night rage tweeting. And he has a habit of making crazy middle of the night tweets.
It appears Mr. Trump pulled this story from Brietbart News, a far-right news organization. In February Mr. Trump referred terror attack in Sweden. The President was referring to an exchange between Fox News dick bag Tucker Carlson and documentary journalist Ami Horowitz. Mr. Horowitz, himself accused of misleading journalistic editing practices, claimed the Swedish government covers up violent crimes committed by Middle Eastern migrants.
Donald Trump is the leader of the free world, which includes a second-to-none intelligence apparatus. So why do his briefings consist of FOX News and Brietbart? If it didn’t show the undisciplined political and emotional bubble Mr. Trump lives in, it would be funny. Instead, it is just scary.
And for the record, a spokesman for Mr. Obama denied the allegations.