When Trump says Nay, he actually means Yay!
"Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!
"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!
Now his translator Sean Spicer said that the president actually didn't mean wiretapping when he said wire tapping. "If you look at the president's tweet, he said very clearly, quote, 'wire tapping' - in quotes. The president was very clear in his tweet that it was, you know, 'wire tapping' - that spans a whole host of surveillance types of options."
Truth be told though, whether it's wiretapping or "wire tapping," Trump is yet to provide ANY evidence of either. Even based in Spicer's translations of the man. Even Fox News Channel's Steve Doocy's claim on Monday morning that "there's no doubt about the fact that at least Michael Flynn was wiretapped," has no merit considering the pre-inauguration phone calls between Flynn and Russia's ambassador were intercepted because the ambassador was wiretapped, not Flynn. But that's just details. Before Trump and his homies can understand what's a fact and what's not a fact, they would have to be able to define "fact." And the air quotes here don't mean that we don't mean facts. We do. Like real facts.
And there's yet another fact. Like real fact. Trump used air quotes only in two of the four tweets.
"How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!
I would call that pretty specific claim about tapping his phones, not anything about the 'whole host of surveillance types of options.'
Just for the sake of it saying it, if it was anyone else, we wouldn't be talking about Twitter statements as if they were statements of facts in one form or another, but with Trump it's just the way it is. His facts remain the same in Twitter or anywhere else. Well, until they are not facts, and when he will start claiming he didn't Tweet at all, and actually, he doesn't even know what Twitter is.
At least one thing is good. This saga makes a few things just a bit clearer. Like the new healthcare bill, Trumpcare or Trump[no]care, which was supposed to be so good that nobody would lose their coverage. Well, as it happens, based on Congressional Budget Office 37-page report, 24 million will. But I bet there were some air quotes somewhere in there every time Trump mentioned it, and most likely he actually didn't say what everybody else thought he thought he said.