According to NBC News, former President Barack Obama reportedly “rolled his eyes” after learning of Donald Trump’s claims last weekend that Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower before the election.
Obama thinks the president’s claims, presented without evidence, “undermine the integrity of the office.”
NBC said that Obama “is much more concerned by President Trump kicking people off health insurance, not staffing the government, not being prepared for a crisis, rolling back regulations so that corporations can pollute the air and water and letting mentally unstable people buy guns with no problems whatsoever.”
“He cares about all those things much more than what President Trump tweets at the TV each morning,” the source told NBC News.
President Trump last weekend fired off tweets accusing the former president of wiretapping Trump Tower before Trump’s presidential victory.
“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” Trump first tweeted on Saturday. Trump and his team have stood by the remarks but haven’t presented any proof.
Obama’s spokesman responded:
“A cardinal rule of the Obama administration was that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice.”
“As part of that practice, neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false.”
An aide to Obama told The Wall Street Journal earlier this week that the former president was furious after Trump’s claims.