Over the weekend, President Trump took to Twitter and accused Barack Obama of placing a wiretap on his phones during his 2016 campaign, which many have described as a “deep state” conspiracy. These allegations, reminiscent of a “Nixon/Watergate” plot, confused members of the Congress, as well as intelligence analysts, and began a media frenzy.
How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
TheWashington Post reported that President Trump has been given full credit for “cracking open a plot by a ‘deep state’ of critics and conspirators to bring down his presidency,” and he named the perpetrator, and foe, as none other than the former president, Barack Obama.