“Obamagate” is a term that should have been trending this weekend, according to Trump supporters on Twitter.
The current allegations spring from President Trump’s explosive Saturday morning allegations against former President Barack Obama.
President Trump argues that Obama had Trump Tower wiretapped during the general election campaign in an attempt to dig up dirt on Trump and his campaign officials.
Trump argues that the then-President Obama found nothing, but committed a Watergate-sized act of “McCarthyism” in making the move.
“Obamagate” sprang from this charge, which itself — as best as anyone in the mainstream media has been able to tell — stems from a report from conservative pundit Mark Levin that was repeated on Breitbart News.
(Steve Bannon, Trump’s White House chief strategist, is a founding member of Breitbart.)
On Sunday morning, Trump called for a special investigation into the alleged wiretapping, and #ObamaGate continued to pepper the Twitter landscape.