Trump Blames Fox News For Wacky Wiretap Conspiracy Theory – And Fox Bites Back

In the brief time that Donald Trump has occupied the White House he has set records for uttering blatant falsehoods. However, none have gone as far over the line as his accusation that President Obama wiretapped his phones. No evidence of this alleged felony was provided by Trump or any agency of law enforcement. Even Republican leaders in Congress have made unequivocal statements denying the existence of any proof for Trump’s reckless charges. Included in that group: David Nunes, the GOP chairman of the Intelligence Committee, and Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House.

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Consequently, without any hesitation or shame, Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer (aka Fibby Spice), launched a wild-eyed rant insisting that Trump was right. At Thursday’s press briefing he recited a litany of alleged “proof,” that utterly failed to back him up. And the references that weren’t irrelevant were mostly just the ramblings of partisan hacks like Sean Hannity. For some reason Trump relies more on Fox News and Alex Jones than the intelligence agencies that work for him.

The issue came up again Friday at a joint press conference with Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Specifically, the allegation floated by Spicer that Obama conspired with British intelligence to conduct his wiretapping adventure. This crackpot theory was introduced by Judge Andrew Napolitano of Fox News. The British authorities vehemently denied this, calling it “ridiculous.” But Trump refused to retreat, instead choosing to direct the blame to his pals at Fox News (video below):

TRUMP: “We said nothing. All we did was quote a certain very talented legal mind who was the one responsible for saying that on television. I didn’t make an opinion on it. That was a statement made by a very talented lawyer on Fox. So you shouldn’t be talking to me. You should be talking to Fox.”

First of all, quoting someone is not saying nothing. Your press secretary used the quote to support your preposterous accusations of imaginary wiretaps. You cannot use that as validation and then claim not have said anything. As for “talking to Fox,” apparently someone took him up that. Fox’s Shepard Smith addressed the controversy and sharply repudiated Trump’s position:

SHEPARD SMITH: “Fox News cannot confirm Judge Napolitano’s commentary. Fox News knows of no evidence of any kind that the now-President of the United States was surveilled at any time, in any way. Full stop.”

So according to Fox News Trump’s phony wiretapping fantasy has zero credibility. Also according to Fox News, their senior judicial analyst, Napolitano, has credibility issues of his own. And yet, Fox continues to serve as Trump’s Ministry of Propaganda. When they aren’t shielding him from criticism they’re praising him as the second coming of St. Reagan. It appears that Trump is determined to eventually prove his campaign boast that he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and not lose any support. And when he does, Fox News will report that a deranged leftist subversive ran in front of Trump’s bullet.

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5 thoughts on “Trump Blames Fox News For Wacky Wiretap Conspiracy Theory – And Fox Bites Back

  1. Fox and Trump disagreeing! It’s funny but I am at a loss as to which to support.

  2. Were he still living, Trump’s legal mind mentor, the infamous Roy Cohn, of Sen. Joe McCarthy fame, would likely be quote, too. Trump is a sociopathic liar and the evidence for that would fill case files for eons. With Angela Merkel, he again embarrassed this nation when he refused to shake hands for a photo op. What goes through that tainted, psychotic mind? If Republicans continue to tolerate his mental lapses and early onset dementia, they will become a party of political history like the “No-Nothings. We cannot afford this imbecile not in a world that shrinks by the hour with interconnectedness that instant communication affords. He’s become a very bad joke and the punchline is on Congress.

  3. Traitor trump is deranged, delusional and sycopathic. Sadler he spews lies and blames others. There is nothing presidential about this whiney, petty, conman. Before he destroys the world, before he is responsible for the deaths of thousands, he needs to be put in a mental institution permanently!

  4. Anyone acting confused about wiretapping that happened to EVERYONE under Obama is an utter imbecile. Just watch the film “Snowden” and then turn around and take a good hard look in the mirror at one of the dumbest human beings on the planet. Trump was DEFINITELY spied on by security agencies during the Obama administration. Don’t even bother protecting Obama. He’s totally untouchable.

    • Everyone was spied on? Your source is a movie? Trump was definitely spied on? Obama is untouchable?
      Do you have any credible source for these statements?
      I believe Trump or his minions may have been but there has been zero proof of it.

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