Trump Tries To Cover His A** Over Obama Wiretapping Claims On Fox News (VIDEO)

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President Trump apparently isn’t quite as utterly clueless as he comes across sometimes.

He has apparently realized the utter absurdity of his claims that President Obama wiretapped his phones in the closing months of the 2016 election, and he tried to walk back these claims in a Fox News interview that’s set to air this Wednesday night.

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Back on March 4, Trump wrote on Twitter:

‘Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!.. How low has President Obama gone to tap my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!’

There is, quite simply, no evidence that Trump’s claims are true, and there has never been any indication that any evidence is out there that backs up Trump’s claims. The only documented reference to the allegation is an unsubstantiated Breitbart article based on comments from conservative radio host Mark Levin.

Nevertheless, Trump and his team have stuck to the claims that Obama wiretapped him throughout much of the past couple of weeks. Only very recently has there been any form of acknowledgement from the Trump administration that Trump’s phones probably weren’t wiretapped.

At a Monday afternoon press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that Trump, in using the word “wiretapping” didn’t necessarily mean “wiretapping.” Rather, Spicer said, Trump was simply referring to surveillance in a broad sense. As for that revised version of Trump’s allegation, it’s not immediately clear if it’s true or not.

Spicer’s explanation, in redefining the very meaning of the word “wiretapping,” is as ludicrous as it sounds, but what he’s trying to do is dismiss the seriousness of Trump’s allegations. It’s a little too late for that though, since Trump already made the claim that his predecessor had broken the law and carried out illegal surveillance against him. Spicer can’t magically redefine a word just because the president used it in one of his idiotic rants.

Now, though, the president himself has jumped on board Spicer’s explanation of his own ridiculous comments. He claims that when he said wiretapping, he didn’t really mean wiretapping. Rather, Trump says, he meant surveillance in a broad sense.

He said, “Wiretap covers a lot of different things. I think you’re going to find some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next 2 weeks.”

Trump made these comments in an interview with Tucker Carlson of Fox News that is set to air this Wednesday night at 9 pm Eastern time.

You can check out a video teaser of the interview below.

Featured Image via Screenshot from the video.