President Donald Trump took to Twitter early on Saturday to bash NBC News anchor Chuck Todd for reporting on the investigation into alleged collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia instead of focusing on "Obama surveillance."
When will Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd and @NBCNews start talking about the Obama SURVEILLANCE SCANDAL and stop with the Fake Trump/Russia story?— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1491050612.0
But Ben Rhodes, who served as a senior national security adviser for former President Barack Obama, took issue with Trump's claim that the Obama administration surveyed him.
"There is no Obama SURVEILLANCE SCANDAL even when you capitalize the words," he tweeted at Trump.
There is no Obama SURVEILLANCE SCANDAL even when you capitalize the words. https://t.co/DGnUJDahC7— Ben Rhodes (@Ben Rhodes)1491052500.0
However, Twitter was quick to hit back at Rhodes, given the Obama administration's record of surveillance — which isn't the best. Under Obama's leadership, domestic spying became a key issue after they were caught spying on journalists from the Associated Press and Fox News correspondent James Rosen.
The Obama administration was even forced to weather a massive NSA spying scandal after NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked thousands of NSA documents, which revealed government collection programs like PRISM.
Needless to say, no one was buying Rhodes' lies.
@brhodes You can keep saying that Ben. But no matter how many times you do. The paperwork doesn't lie. Only the Democrats— Ryan (@ryanMAGA2017) April 1, 2017
@brhodes You've admitted to lying to the public and the press, so why should we believe you now?— Ned Ryerson (@Crapplefratz) April 1, 2017
@brhodes Angel Merkel and James Rosen disagree...— VK (@vjeannek) April 1, 2017
Good thing for Ben no one remembers Prism or James Rosen. https://t.co/45I94y3EEK— Stephen L. Miller (@Stephen L. Miller)1491060567.0
Perhaps, perhaps not. But we most assuredly won't be taking *your* word for it. https://t.co/vkSXFXYJ8H— Guy Benson (@Guy Benson)1491052794.0
@brhodes Oh look the guy who lied to America about the Iran deal has something to say. That's cute.— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) April 1, 2017
@brhodes Cuz Ben would NEVER lie to the American public, right?— Howard Roark Laughed (@Major_Skidmark) April 1, 2017
And this guy made a great point:
@brhodes Then who unmasked Mike Flynn?— Ned Ryerson (@Crapplefratz) April 1, 2017