Trump’s propaganda is not normal, continues with newest baseless claim of Obama wiretapping.
President Trump has provided absolutely no evidence for his claim Obama wiretapped his phones at Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign. FBI Director James Comey the claim and has asked the attorney generals office to disavow or knock down the claim.
Vanity Fair wrote about seven outright lies and/or mischaracterizations in Spicer’s short yet pointed barrage. He spoke about new floor coverings (they were used in the last inauguration) and magnetometers (according to the Secret Service, they weren’t used) and how pictures were framed in dishonest ways (they weren’t). He then went on to speak about how no one could possibly have official attendance numbers because the numbers would come from the Parks Dept. and they didn’t release the data. But right after he said it was “the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration.” He also said 420,000 people used the D.C. Metro on inauguration day “which compares to 317,000 that used it for President Obama’s last inaugural.” Again the secretary is creating his own facts. The Washington Post reported the Metro told them the 2009 inauguration had 1.1 million trips, and 2013 has 782,000 trips.
Lies. Petty, ridiculous lies. This man kept the press pool waiting an hour so he could berate them and haphazardly spew fabrications and falsehoods.