The wiretap tweets are killing him and he can't find a way to get out from underneath them. Instead of just saying "I was misinformed" or "I was given incorrect information" he insists on doubling and tripling down on the false claim.
Trump's new lunatic theory he is floating is that President Barack Obama had the British intelligence community wiretap Trump Tower so he wouldn't have to go through the normal channels that would be required of him to get a wiretap warrant in the US.
No Really, I'm not kidding.
He gleaned the idea from Fox News judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano who made the claim on Tuesday's edition of Fox & Friends that the reason Trump can't find proof of Obama’s wiretaps because he used British spies. Napolitano inferred that the UK intelligence agency GCHQ (the equivalent of the US National Security Agency) did the deed...
"Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command (to spy on Trump). He didn't use the NSA, he didn't use the CIA ... he used GCHQ,'"
Trump had his Press Secretary Sean "alternative facts" Spicer float the new conspiracy theory in a Tuesday press conference.
It did not go well.
When the GCHQ got wind of Trump's new allegations they stated that the claim was “nonsense” and “utterly ridiculous and should be ignored.” In addition England's Prime Minister Theresa May released a statement saying the British government has made it clear to the U.S. that the claims should be ignored.
It was not over.
Of course the insane conspiracy theory came back to bite Trump in the ass during his joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday when a reporter asked Trump about his UK/Obama wiretapping allegations...
“rejected White House claims that the alleged wiretapping on you, on Trump Tower, on on Trump Organization or members of your campaign was -- that British intelligence was either responsible for it or involved in it. 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 and inside"
Trump, knowing the jig was up with his new lie, did't miss a beat as he proceeded to throw Fox News and Napolitano under the bus claiming that his administration did not accuse the British intelligence community of wiretaps...
"...And just to finish your question, we said nothing. All we did was quote a certain very talented legal mind [Fox News' Andrew Napolitano] 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?"
What a gutless puke. You can watch that back and forth here...