President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor Barack Obama of “wire-tapping” the phones in his Trump Tower office in New York City before the 2016 general election in November. In a Saturday morning tweetstorm, Trump accused Obama of overseeing a “Nixon-Watergate”-style operation against him.
But some critics have accused Trump of trying to deflect attention from the allegations of ties between his campaign aides and Russia by issuing counter-allegations against Obama. According to Trump’s detractors, he is trying to turn scrutiny away from himself by making unfounded allegations against his predecessor.
Trump’s allegations against Obama, made from his “Winter White House” at Mar-a-Lago in Florida, began on Saturday, at about 5:35 a.m. eastern time, when he tweeted that Obama had wire-tapped his Trump Tower office before the 2016 presidential election.
Trump accused Obama of “McCarthyism.”
“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!”