Jake Tapper: No One From Trump’s Team Will Say ‘I Believe the President’ on Wiretap Claims
During today’s broadcast of CNN’s The Lead, host Jake Tapper highlighted the fact that nobody from the Trump administration will explicitly come out and say they believe President Donald Trump‘s unproven claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones prior to the election.
The CNN anchor highlighted an interview Vice President Mike Pence did with a Cleveland television station in which the Veep was asked to give a yes/no answer on whether be believed Trump. Instead, Pence obfuscated, stating that the administration is confident Congress will investigate the matter.
“I’m sure you noticed that the vice president was asked yes or no, do you believe President Obama committed this action, one that both the FBI director and former Director of National Intelligence have said did not happen,” Tapper noted. “And the vice president did not answer.”
He also pointed to other instances where White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders punted when pressed if they believed Trump. After Tapper explained that nobody with access to intelligence is backing the president, including his own VP, he then observed just how alone Trump is on on his assertion.
“No one from the president’s team says the charge is true,” Tapper exclaimed. “No one says, ‘I believe the president.’ And these are people who are paid to believe the president!”
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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