Donald Trump isn’t known for pulling his punches, and he’s ready to tell the truth about his predecessor.
In a new book about his presidency, he’s doing just that.
The Washington Examiner reports:
President Trump has ratcheted up his claim that the Obama White House spied on his 2016 campaign, charging in a new book that it was a “treasonous” act by the former Democratic president.
“What they did was treasonous, OK? It was treasonous,” he told author Doug Wead for his upcoming book, “Inside Trump’s White House: The Real Story of His Presidency.”
“The interesting thing out of all of this is that we caught them spying on the election. They were spying on my campaign. So you know? What is that all about?” said Trump.
“I have never ever said this, but truth is, they got caught spying. They were spying,” said Trump who then added, “Obama.”
Traditionally, presidents have been recitent to talk about their predecessors.
But traditionally, they haven’t been spied on by those predecessors.
Trump has been open about Obama’s treachery.
The Washington Examiner reports Trump as saying:
“It turned out I was right. By the way,” Trump told Wead in excerpts provided to Secrets. “In fact, what I said was peanuts compared to what they did. They were spying on my campaign. They got caught and they said, ‘Oh we were not spying. It was actually an investigation.’ Can you imagine an administration investigating its political opponents?” said the president.
In the book, Trump said that the Russia investigation undercut his presidency.
Trump noted that he handled the challenge well:
“Anybody else would be unable to function under the kind of pressure and distraction I had. They couldn’t get anything done. No other president should ever have to go through this. But understand, there was no collusion. They would have had to make something up,” he said.
Trump is right.
Far from being “scandal-free” Obama’s administration was a major disgrace.
Good for Trump for saying it.