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Report: Obama "Irked and Exasperated" by Trump's Wiretapping Lies

Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 11:15:44 am

President Obama hasn't made a personal public statement about Donald Trump's absurd and unsupported accusation that Obama ordered a "wiretap" on him during the campaign, but today CNN's sources report that Obama's "irked and exasperated."

Washington (CNN)President Barack Obama was irked and exasperated in response to his successor's uncorroborated wiretapping accusation, sources close to the former president tell CNN, though these sources say Obama's reaction stopped short of outright fury.

Obama and his aides responded with disbelief when they learned of President Donald Trump's Saturday morning tweets laying out the charges. Later in the day, an Obama spokesman said "neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any US citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false."

Let's face it; Trump built his entire political career on brazen lies about Barack Obama, designed to appeal to a delusional, conspiracy theory-saturated right wing base, so "irked and exasperated" sounds about right. Obama certainly couldn't be surprised at this point.