Donald Trump has used the words “Fake News” countless times to condemn the press. Not a single time has Trump pointed to a single thing that was reported by a major news network about him that was erroneous. There has been a significant amount of news that was not complimentary about Trump. Trump has repeatedly been shown, by his own words, to have lied.
Now in a new interview, Trump was given, repeatedly, the opportunity to cite a single basis for his assertion that Obama wire-tapped him. John Dickerson of CBS repeatedly asked Trump to provide even one piece of evidence to support his claims that Obama wiretapped him.
Trump signaled that he still believes, as he tweeted on March 4, that “Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory.” Trump called Obama “sick” and “bad.”
Obama aides, intelligence community officials and some prominent Republican lawmakers have all disputed Trump’s claims. Trump has not provided even a story to support the notion that there was ever any evidence of such a wiretap.
When Trump brought wiretapping up during an interview Trump said:
“I think our side’s been proven very strongly and everybody’s talking about it and frankly, it should be discussed.”
Trump added, “We should find out what the hell is going on.”
When Dickerson pressed him, Trump said: “You can take it any way — you can take it any way you want.”
Dickerson: “I’m asking you because you don’t want it to be fake news. I want to hear it from President Trump.”
Trump: “You don’t have to ask me. You don’t have to ask me.”
Dickerson: “Why not?”
Trump: “Because I have my own opinions, you can have your own opinions.”
Dickerson: “But I want to know your opinions. You’re the president of the United States.”
Trump: “That’s enough. Thank you. Thank you very much.”
The president walked away from Dickerson and sat down at his Oval Office desk.
Thus it appears it is Donald Trump who is responsible for creating “Fake News.”