On Saturday afternoon, White House press secretary Sean Spicer had an encounter with a woman with an iPhone.
"The president used the word "wiretap" in quotes to mean broad surveillance and other activities during that".
Hours after Trump tweeted, Obama's spokesman said Trump's wiretapping accusation is "simply false". "There are are a whole host of techniques to or surveil someone". That's false. No credible news agency reported that President Barack Obama had Donald Trump's wires tapped in Trump Tower. "Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!"
Then, Trump tweeted that Obama "was tapping my phones in October" and had stooped low "to tapp (sic) my phones during the very sacred election process". "This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy".
"As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any USA citizen".
Trump came under fire during the 2016 presidential campaign after revelations came to light that he appeared to have given relatively little to charity over the course of his career.
The Justice Department has set a deadline for Trump's administration to address his claims that Obama was wiretapping him.
Throughout the 50-second back and forth, Spicer, wearing a dark blazer, a button-down shirt sans tie and a concrete smile, attempts to gently rebuff Chauhan while also shopping for his gadgets, thanking the Apple store employees and shaking the hand of another customer.
"Upon Spicer's remark that Trump wished for the press corps to select the recipient of his donation, one reporter suggested their own "[White House] Correspondent's Association" to support "journalism scholarships". "Every time that he speaks authoritatively, he's speaking as president of United States".
Both an Obama spokesperson and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper have said on the record that there's nothing to Trump's claim. Do you feel good about lying to the American people?
"We heard Sean Spicer say new things today, particularly that the president did not personally mean that president wiretapped". She opened by asking him how it feels "to work for a fascist" and goes on to ask him whether he is a "criminal" who has "committed treason".
"Surveillance could be conducted with microwaves that turn into cameras". If we didn't know any better, it would just look like a black and white photo of people laughing.