US President Donald Trump got his English lexicon mixed up again yesterday as he exploded on Twitter against former President Barack Obama, accusing him of wire tapping his phones before the election.
Although he provided no evidence to back up the claim, one of his Tweets gave evidence of his weak English knowledge by not spelling correctly the simple word: tap. Trump spelled it as ‘tapp”. It was not the first time that the US leader would be so cavalier in his writing.
“Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!,” he wrote.
“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!” he added
It wasn’t clear what, exactly Trump was referring to as he raged against his predecessor, whom he labelled a bad (or sick) guy!”
He also said a talented lawyer could make a “a great case” out of the situation.
Obama’s post-presidency office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Yahoo News on Trump’s accusation, and the White House did not immediately clarify from whom Trump had “just learned” this new information.
Trump has the authority to declassify almost any classified material, and could substantiate his accusations if he wanted to.
The Saturday-morning Twitter storm was striking as Trump and Obama had largely appeared to paper over their differences — at least publicly — since the election.
Trump called Obama “a very good man” shortly after his stunning November victory.
But Trump had started to increasingly blame Obama for his misfortunes, particularly an embarrassing and politically toxic string of leaks coming out of the federal government.
Trump has been particularly irked by reports linking his campaign and transition team to Russia.
He fired his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, after it was revealed that the retired lieutenant general talked to Russia’s ambassador about Obama-era sanctions and then misled Vice President Mike Pence about them.