President Donald Trump hasn’t given up on his claim that then-President Barack Obama wire-tapped Trump Tower to record him during the 2016 presidential campaign.
On Monday’s “Pat & Stu,” Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere were impressed with a reporter who pressed Trump on his wiretapping claim. In early March, Trump accused Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower and listening to his phone during the campaign. Since then, Press Secretary Sean Spicer has walked back the claim to say that the president meant more general “surveillance” and that he doesn’t think Obama “tapped his phone personally.”
In a clip that aired Monday morning, John Dickerson of CBS asked Trump multiple times to clarify his comments. Trump’s response was less than clear:
“I don’t stand by anything; you can take it the way you want. I think our side’s been proven very strongly, and everybody’s talking about it, and frankly, it should be discussed. I think that is a very big surveillance of our citizens.”
“To hold his feet to the fire like that? That’s impressive,” Pat said of the reporter.
Stu was flabbergasted that the president of the United States would really dismiss an interview question with “I don’t stand by anything.”