Asked about claims that British intelligence assisted the Obama administration in wiretapping Trump Tower, President Trump told German Chancellor Angela Merkel, “at least we have something in common, perhaps.” Following is a transcript of the video.
REPORTER: After these claims are rejected, what is your take on that? Are there other suspects or do you think it was a mistake to blame British intelligence for this? And, by the way, my second question, are there from time to time tweets that you regret in hindsight?
TRUMP: Very seldom, very seldom.
REPORTER: So you never would have wished not have tweeted something?
TRUMP: Very seldom. Probably wouldn’t be here right now, but, so very seldom. We have a tremendous group of people that listen and I can get around the media when the media doesn’t tell the truth, so I like that. As far as wiretapping, I guess, by, you know, this past administration, at least we have something in common perhaps. And just to finish your question, we said nothing. All we did was quote a certain very talented legal mind who was the one responsible for saying that on television. I didn’t make an opinion on it. That was a statement made by a very talented lawyer on Fox and so you shouldn’t be talking to me, you should be talking to Fox, ok?
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