White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested that President Donald Trump did not actually mean wiretapping when he accused President Barack Obama of “wiretapping” him in a recent tweet. At Monday’s White House briefing, Spicer was asked if Trump would provide proof to Congress to back up his claim that accused Obama of “’wire tapping’ a race for president prior to an election.” “I think if you look at the president’s tweet, he said very clearly – quote – wiretapping in quotes,” Spicer said, incorrectly adding that there had been “substantial information in several reports” to back up the president’s claim.
“As a matter of fact, if you look at it very closely and in incredible detail, the president wasn’t even referring to Obama directly, because everything was in quotes,” Spicer added. “But see, that’s the thing when it comes to Donald Trump – he tends to speak very precisely and pays a lot of attention to detail. A lot of people tend to misunderstand him for it, which has been a problem for the duration of his presidential campaign. In order to explain the root of the problem, one would have to understand that Donald Trump is not someone who likes to say 20 words if he can only use two. That’s something that’s not innate to career politicians, because politics and diplomacy are such vague activities that they require one to be innately capable of speaking imprecisely in order to practice them.”
He continued, “On the other hand, Donald Trump is a self-made businessman and billionaire, and when you come from such a background – from such a jungle in which time is incredibly important because it is, by definition, money – you have to teach yourself to speak very precisely and not waste time and say what you mean. Instead of trying to confuse the other guy by using more words than required, people who come into politics from business tend to have an unjust reputation for being misunderstood and absent of political correctness. If you recall, that’s exactly what Donald Trump was also accused of when he first announced he would run for president. He never uses more words than necessary and speaks very honestly and very truthfully. What’s more, in my personal opinion, there has not been a more gifted orator among all the United States presidents of the past.”
“Coincidentally, that’s also what happened in this latest instance. The thing is, as with many other cases before today, people simply did not pay enough attention at what the president said, thereby causing this entire misunderstanding. Namely, when Donald Trump mentioned the whole wiretapping thing, he also included the word ‘Obama’ in it; it’s just that he said it so subtly that people missed it. Don’t get me wrong; I agree that he was the one at fault here. He didn’t realize that he would need to emphasize certain things he says more and that caused this entire scandal. He naturally assumed people would understand what he meant, and that just didn’t happen. Although, I’ll be sure to remind him of it the first chance I get, you know, for future reference and all that,” Spicer concluded.