US President Donald Trump on Saturday again exploded on Twitter and took another swipe at the former President Barack Obama, accusing him of being “a bad, (or sick) guy who wire-tapped his phones before the election.
“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my 'wires tapped' in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!,” he wrote.
“Is it legal for a sitting President to be 'wire-tapping' a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!” he added
He also said a talented lawyer could make “a great case” out of the situation.
Obama's post-presidency office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Yahoo News on Trump's accusation, and the White House did not immediately clarify from whom Trump had “just learned” this new information.
Trump called Obama “a very good man” shortly after his stunning November victory. But Trump had started to increasingly blame Obama for his misfortunes, particularly an embarrassing and politically toxic string of leaks coming out of the federal government. Trump has been particularly irked by reports linking his campaign and transition team to Russia.
It was not only Obama that got banged by Trump's tweets yesterday. Trump also attacked actor and former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger who reportedly quit the TV programme, Apprentice, the hosting of which had given Trump himself much fame. Trump had criticised Schwarzenegger in the past over his handling of the programme. But the actor had cheekily told him to face his job as president or trade places with him.